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  1. Focus on the Free Speech and Exercise Clause The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the separation of church and state focuses as much on guaranteeing the free exercise of faith as it does on making sure it’s not government endorsed. Congress shall make no law…….prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

  2. Jul 04, 2022 · In the United States, church and state—the government—must remain separate according to the “ establishment clause ” of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”

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  4. Feb 07, 2019 · Updated on February 07, 2019 It is true that the phrase " separation of church and state" does not actually appear anywhere in the Constitution of the United States. There is a problem, however, in that some people draw incorrect conclusions from this fact.

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  5. Aug 29, 2019 · First, separation of church and state does not mean a separation of moral reasoning from public policy. Such a goal would be futile. The process of lawmaking is moral by its very nature. A law is instituted because of an ought. This ought to be done because of such and such, or this ought not to be done.

  6. No. Freedom of religion only means that the state does not forbid you to practice your religion. It does not include the right to make your religious ideas into laws effective for everyone. Actually separation of church and state is a prerequisite of freedom of religion.

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