Separation Of Church And State: Not For The Republicans

Thomas Jefferson: The legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, ... thus building a wall of separation between Church and

Thomas Jefferson:

The legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, ... thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.

Letter, January 1, 1802, to Nehemiah Dodge and Others. From: The Portable Thomas Jefferson, p. 303, edied by Merrill D. Peterson (1975).

This is why the founding fathers proposed a seperation of church and state.

Tom DeLay:

Ladies and gentlemen, Christianity offers the only viable, reasonable, definitive answer to the questions of 'Where did I come from?' 'Why am I here?' 'Where am I going?' 'Does life have any meaningful purpose?' Only Christianity offers a way to understand that physical and moral border. Only Christianity offers a comprehensive worldview that covers all areas of life and thought, every aspect of creation. Only Christianity offers a way to live in response to the realities that we find in this world -- only Christianity.

House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) at the First Baptist Church of Pearland, Texas, on April 12, 2002

The judges need to be intimidated, they need to uphold the Constitution. If they don't behave, we're going to go after them in a big way.

John Ashcroft:

Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.

Commencement address given on May 8, 1999 at Bob Jones University

Pat Buchanan

Our culture is superior. Our culture is superior because our religion is Christianity and that is the truth that makes men free.

Ann Coulter:

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.

Newspaper Column, September 2001.

Jerry Falwell:

If we are going to save America and evangelize the world, we cannot accommodate secular philosophies that are diametrically opposed to Christian truth.

"Moral Majority Report," September, 1984.

Bailey Smith:

With all due respect to those dear people, my friend, God Almighty does not hear the prayer of a Jew.
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Bailey Smith, a founder of Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition, speaking during a Religious Roundtable briefing in Dallas, Texas, on June 26, 1994

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