This article is from the Wallbuilders archive, and it continues to be an important read, considering the perpetual discussion about the meaning of “separation of church and state”. From the article: “Thomas Jefferson had no intention of allowing the government to limit, restrict, regulate, or interfere with public religious practices. He believed, along with the other Founders, that the First Amendment had been enacted only to prevent the federal establishment of a national denomination …” Read it in its entirety by clicking here.
This local story continues to develop, however, as this article from ArkansasNews.com points out, the state Department of Human Services has proposed a new rule that would prohibit religious activities in preschools that receive state funds. We’ll have more on this soon, but until then, click here for more details on the issue.
In a win for religious freedom and free speech, “Chemeketa Community College has revised its policies so that students may engage in free speech beyond a single six-foot folding table that served as a ‘free speech zone.'” Two Christian, pro-life students were “stopped from handing out pro-life literature and displaying pro-life signs outdoors on campus by security officers.” Then Alliance Defense Fund stepped in.