Church and State

Fighting To Keep Church-State Wall High

Steadfast opposition to public prayer took small-town N.Y. litigant to Supreme Court.

11/12/2013
JTA
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Washington — The need for a firm barrier between church and state is as clear now for Susan Galloway as it was in grade school, when she was expected to sing carols at the Christmas show.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Getty Images

In Defense Of JFK On Church-State

02/28/2012
Editorial

Rick Santorum’s comment that John Kennedy’s famous 1960 speech on the importance of church-state separation almost made him “throw up” gave us a tinge of nausea, concerned that he was misrepresenting an important issue.

Kennedy, the Democratic nominee for president at the time, sought to reassure the nation that his Catholic faith would not prejudice his views on what was best for America.

“I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute,” Kennedy told the Houston Ministerial Association.

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