From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel
FOUNDERS’ AFFIRMATIVE PROGRAMS TO ENCOURAGE ALL RELIGIONS ON THE STATE LEVEL
In view of the extremely inflexible and rigid position which the U.S. Supreme Court has taken in recent years concerning the raising up of a “wall” between state government and religion, it is remarkable how radically different the Founders’ feelings about such matters were. Take, for example, the Founders’ approval of religious meetings in tax supported public buildings. The Founders had no objection to using public buildings for religious purposes; that was even to be encouraged. The only question was whether or not the facilities could be made available EQUALLY to all denominations desiring them. Notice how Jefferson reflected his deep satisfaction in the way churches were using the local courthouse in Charlottesville, near Jefferson’s home.
“In our village of Charlottesville, there is a good degree of religion, with a small spice only of fanaticism. We have four sects, but without either church or meeting-house. The courthouse is the common temple, one Sunday in the month to each. Here, Episcopalian and Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist, meet together, join in hymning their Maker, listen with attention and devotion to each others’ preachers and all mix in with perfect harmony.”
One cannot help asking the modern Supreme Court: Where is the wall of separation between church and state when the courthouse is approved for the common temple of all the religious sects of a village? Of course Jefferson would be the first to require some other arrangement if all of the churches could not be accommodated equally, but so long as they were operating equally and harmoniously together, it was looked upon as a commendable situation. The fact that they were utilizing a tax-supported public building was not even made an issue.
WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
Shakespeare once said: “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” Pete Buttigieg is a good example.
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
Politicians are always interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.