Churches Say, “Separate Church and State”

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Now this is interesting.

A number of churches (including Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Alliance of Baptists) have written a letter to the US Congress telling the government to not pass laws that reflect a narrow religious view. In particular, they refer to the proposed amendment to the US constitution banning same-sex marriage.

[Also] signing the letter were seven Jewish groups, led by the Union for Reform Judaism, two Quaker groups and three Sikh groups. Also included were the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Washington office of the Presbyterian Church, USA, and the Unitarian Universalist Association?¢‚Ǩ¬¶Americans United For Separation of Church and State helped coordinate the project.

And then Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics and religious liberty commission, goes on to say:

To say that this is an attempt to foist one religious viewpoint on everyone else is just nonsense. This is a moral issue.

It seems that this is exactly what the group of churches is saying. It is a moral issue, albeit one based on only Christian morals, and they are saying the State should stay out of moral issues founded upon a single?¢‚Ǩ‚Äùor at least a minority?¢‚Ǩ‚Äùreligion.