I essentially ****ed a corpse for the better part of 2 years. God, she was a horrible lay.
Oops, I meandered. I mean ARRRGH ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I wonder how different this thread would be if it were Mosques and not Churches...
To team up government and a single religion, or even any religion, in this respect, is favoring one religious position over another. That is a violation of the establishment clause. There is no way around that. Government and religion must be separate in this country. That's the rule.
Second, the notion about "choice." One cannot be pushed into a choice to give up constitutional rights. If police say "the moment you step out your door, you will be searched, without a warrant", then they are violating your rights. Even though you have a choice to not go outside. They don't have the right to push that situation on you. They cannot create consequences for going outside. The same is true here. The government cannot create theological consequences for anything. It is not a right that it has.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.