Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
No......I am just a believe in the first amendment to the US constitution. I believe that if a student in a public school wants to say a prayer when class is not in session...he/she should be allowed to do so. If a student or teacher wants to possess a bible in the classroom, they should be allowed to do so. And while I am okay with organized prayer in school, I don't suggest that everyone be forced to participate in it. The left just does not understand the first amendment and the perceived separation of church in state. It was never meant to ban religion anywhere. It was meant to protect religious freedom as well as not force people into religion. It was meant to keep us from becoming a clerical state where one religion is official and all must participate.
I agree with substantially most of this other than your phase "perceived separation of church in state".... I am not certain what you are trying to say here. I personally believe that intertwining religion with government is a bad idea that will only serve to hurt religion in the long-run. History has shown that when religious leaders end up with too much governmental influence it tends to corrupt the church, lead to bad governance and back-fire on the church.

The separation of church AND state is designed to protect both state and church (religious freedom). Though we should do nothing to suggest that one religious viewpoint is a "state religion", that said, I do believe much of our law / interpretation of the law is way overboard. If someone wants to pray in class or hold a bible study after school, one should be allowed to do so. If a pastor delivers an invocation and closes with "in the name of Jesus".... so what? It will cause no one any harm. However, the same people that endorse an Evangelical pastor's prayer need to offer the same respect to a prayer of an Imam. My guess, however, is that most won't endorse the two-way street here, which is why people get uptight about the Evangelical pastor's prayer.