A bible study that’s gone on for 10 years has been cancelled by the school.
Maryland’s School for the Blind suspended a Bible study for blind teenagers, telling a local church leader it was because of “church-state” issues.
I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute – where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote – where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference – and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.
I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish – where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source – where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials – and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all.
…legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
This is another lame brain example of schools and government institutions having no clue what the original intent of the Constitution was.
The phrase, “separation of church and state” is not written in either the First or the Fourteenth Amendment.
Instead, these Amendments plainly state that the U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from nationalizing any religion, from creating a national church, and from favoring one religion over another.
Two clauses comprise the Religious Clause of the First Amendment:
The Establishment Clause: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. . . .” and,The Free Exercise Clause: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
There’s an agenda targeting Christians and religious freedom in America. What a sick, demonic, anti- freedom agenda that’s hit a new low.
Pray for those at Maryland’s School for the Blind who’ve been affected by this ridiculous action.
Feel free to contact them. And express your thoughts on their actions.
The Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236
1-800-400-4915 toll free
By Daniel Crane