Did you know that the United States Constitution does not and has *NEVER* said there should be a “separation of church and state”?
The words “separation of church and state” are not in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but are words from the phrase, “wall of separation between church and state,” in Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802.
But the Left deliberately twists the First Amendment’s establishment clauseprohibiting the government’s establishment of a state religion (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”) into the iron rule of “separation of church and state.”
With the help of complicit Congress, legislatures and judges across America, that separation is then further defined to mean crosses and the Ten Commandments must be removed from courthouses and other government buildings, and the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord’s Prayer must be banished from public schools because both contain the dreaded word “God.”
Never mind that despite the “separation of church and state,” a U.S. federal government agency — the Department of Interior’s National Park Service – saw fit to issue a series of videos extolling the “church” of Islam.
This sad state of affairs in our public schools prompted a 15-year-old student in Arizona to write a new Pledge of Allegiance:
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.
We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks…
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot, my soul please take!
Jesus said, ‘If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before
H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.