How often have you heard arguments from religious (ie, Christian) wackos that “‘Seperation of Church and State’ appears nowhere in the constitution” or “The Founding Fathers were Christian men who didn’t value church state separation”? It’s time to give these morons an answer and way of refuting these ridiculous arguments.
Now, the first argument is correct; however, neither “freedom of religion” or “right to have guns” appear anywhere either. Stop being so literal! Let’s review the First Amendment, shall we?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That sounds pretty clear to me. The Founding Fathers understood the value of keeping religion and government separate. That’s why it’s the very first section of the very first amendment!
Besides, even if it wasn’t in the constitution, mixing church and state is a ridiculous idea anyway! To quote someone’s signature from The Daily Kos, “The last time we mixed politics and religion people got burned at the stake”. How very true.