CHURCH is good – togetherness, unity, spirituality, the warmth of acceptance, open hearted love and kindness.
STATE is good – Resource management, social stability for the whole – not just those in power, communication and travel infrastructure, security and health availability.
CHURCH AND STATE IS BAD!!!
Thomas Jefferson and the Bill of Rights
The “wall of separation between church and state”, as written in Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802, references the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.
The Bill of Rights, adopted in 1791 as ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States, was one of the earliest political expressions of religious freedom.
So why is Washington state law enforcement taking monetary funding, training, and support from a religious group?!?!
There is a group out of Salt Lake City, Utah called “operation underground railroad”. Interesting choice of names that emotionally piggybacks on the plight of African American slaves – that alone makes me skeptic. The organization runs sex trafficking ‘rescue missions’ in foreign countries on supports dimes. The head of this self appointed savior is an ex CIA operative who claims
God told him to go save the children.
Ummmm, then he’s a disciple?
I don’t remember reading about him in the bible….
Even if you were to believe that this person truly does speak one on one with God, which would land most people in an asylum, how does that play into trolling the internet for others, on adult only websites, looking for consensual sex, in a country that has held personal AND religious freedoms in high esteem for centuries?
It sounds very much to me as if a religious zealot has decided to wage a personal war on peoples private lives, which are to be sacred and secular through our nations bill of rights.
Don’t like your fellow man having consensual sex outside of wedlock? Set them up by funding police proactive stings to label innocent people as pedophiles… slap that scarlet letter on these sinners! The rest of society will fall in line.
We are not falling for this ruse.
We are Americans, and we know our personally chosen gods, and laws, do not condemn individuals for life, from making legal moral choices.
Drag my name though the mud if you wish, but leave my son alone – he is out of your league.