We believe the best way to ensure religious freedom is to protect all religious references and symbols; including those on public buildings, lands, or documents. This includes prayer in public schools, thanking God in a graduation speech, and religious symbols being placed on public property during their appropriate holiday season. . . BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin . . . believes that school boards should have discretion as to the teaching of intelligent design within their districts.
Wisconsin GOP platform
Somehow or another there’s this, ya know, steel wall, this iron curtain or whatever you want to call it, between the church and people of faith, and this separation of church and state is just false on its face. We have a biblical responsibility to be involved in the public arena proclaiming God’s truth.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, participating in a conference call with evangelicals preparing for Rev. Rick Scarborough’s “40 Days to Save America”
Dallas Morning News, 9-19-12
I grew up in a religious environment, and I’m proud of it. I was going to be a priest; I’m proud of it. And I thank God I believe in God, or I would probably be enormously angry right now.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, public interview at the National Archives on the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution
New York Times, 9-17-12