Vol. 20 No. 3 - Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. -
View the Table of Contents for this issue
I'm confused, because even if you think religion belongs in the classroom, rather than in your local church/mosque/synagogue/ashram/coven, do you really think hanging a sampler [In God We Trust] will convert the faithless?
If you follow this logic, you'd have to believe that hanging E=MC2 from the wall amounts to the same thing as teaching physics. . . . There is a lesson here that fits neatly on a sampler: Don't Trust Anyone Who Tries To Tell You Whom To Trust.
Rocky Mountain News, Feb. 27, 2003
Faith-based social services are the latest missile the Bush administration has fired at the wall between church and state.
New York Times, March 9, 2003
For centuries our nation has referenced God as we have expressed our patriotism and national identity in our Declaration of Independence . . . [The Justice Department will] spare no effort to preserve the rights of all our citizens to pledge allegiance to the American flag.
--Attorney General John Ashcroft
Statement after 9th Circuit Court upheld 3-judge panel pledge decision
If the United States tries nation building, it's got to [have] at the very top of its agenda a separation of church and state. There has to be a secular state in there [Iraq] and not an Islamic state. . . . So it's going to be absolutely imperative to set up a constitution and safeguards that say we will maintain a secular state. . .
--Rev. Pat Robertson
"700 Club," March 17, 2003
April 2003 Excerpts