Church And State Quotes by Warren G. Harding, John Adams, Sargent Shriver, Jay Parini, George W. Bush, Alan Dershowitz and many others.
There is no relationship here between Church and State. Religious liberty has its unalterable place, along with civil and human liberty, in the very foundation of the Republic. I hold it [religious intolerance] to be a menace to the very liberties which we boast and cherish.
Have you considered that system of holy lies and pious frauds that has raged and triumphed for 1,500 years?
. . . Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.
I believe strongly in the Constitutional principle of separating church and state. Our founders were right in fearing that religious freedom would be threatened in the long run by a departure from governmental neutrality in spiritual matters.
To Western eyes and ears, Sharia law seems devoid of respect for differences of opinion or complex moral thinking. Certainly the American idea of separation between church and state is lost in Sharia-style governance.
There’s a way to accomplish the separation of church and state and at the same time accomplish the social objective of having America become a hopeful place and loving place.
It is the wall of separation between church and state . . . that is largely responsible for religion thriving in this country, as compared to those European countries in which church and state have been united, resulting in opposition to the church by those who disapprove of the government.
I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.
The United States may be a religious nation. But it is also a nation with a strong commitment to separation of church and state.
I don’t know that the Libertarian Party has an official position on the separation of church and state.
There is no separation of church and state. Modern US Supreme Courts have raped the Constitution and raped the Christian faith and raped the churches by misinterpreting what the Founders had in mind in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
For me, it’s church and state, not church in state, and I really feel there are some churches in central Ohio crossing that line.
The bedrock of this country are immigration and, really, a great separation between church and state.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can exist apart from religious principle.
The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our FoundersвЂ™ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs.
Earlier in my political career, I had the opportunity to read the speech, and I almost threw up. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/post/santorum-says-he-almost-threw-up-after-reading-jfk-speech-on-separation-of-church-and-state/2012/02/26/gIQA91hubR_blog.html)
Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact – religion and politics should not be mingled.