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  •  The problem is that if religion (2+ / 0-)
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    gets involved in government, which religion will hold sway? Again, using the English state church (Anglican) as an example, it was such a factor in the government that all other churches were persecuted; Catholics were hunted down for practicing their faith, and it's well noted in history that the Puritans came to these shores to escape persecution. Unfortunately, they brought along their own persecutions with them, harassing anyone who didn't see God in exactly the same way that they did; it was that sort of factionalism that the Founding Fathers were trying to stop when they put the Establishment Clause as primary in the First Amendment.

    Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes

    by Cali Scribe on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 06:50:56 AM PDT

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