Saturday, October 8, 2011


Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry says "faith" must be brought into government. No more separation of church and state.
Since Perry is a devout Christian, a man of faith, the loving faith of Jesus Christ, will his administration generously include people of faiths other than his own?
Will the Government of the United States of America also include Jewish members of congress, judges, justices of the Supreme Court?
What about those Muslims who want Shariah law?
Would Hindu people be allowed to serve in government?
Or does Perry mean that the government of the United States should accept, honour and protect only people of his own religion?
In that case, would that include Catholics, Mormons, Pentecostals, Lutherans, Seventh Day Adventists ? Unitarians ? Or only his own sect?
God help America if someone like Rick Perry ever gained a position of authority.
The next step would be that Jewish people would have to wear a Star of David badge on their sleeve.
Bring out the sewing machine, Dad. Here we go again !

In 1779, Thomas Jefferson was concerned about the power of the Church of England within Virginia. He felt a guarantee of religious freedom was the best guarantee that America would avoid the religious intolerance and religiously inspired bloodshed that had marked much of the history of Europe. He wrote an Act for Establishing Religious Freedom; after a long battle, it became law in Virginia on 1786-JAN-16. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was based in part on that act.

Thomas Jefferson, as president, wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut on 1802-JAN-1. It contains the first known reference to the "wall of separation". The essay states in part:

"...I contemplate with solemn 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 and State..."




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