Separation of Church and State (part 5)

12 Dec 2011

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Here's a twist on the images I've been posting comparing the proponents and opponents of separation of church and state. A related – and equally crucial – topic is whether public schooling should stay secular, with religious education a matter of personal freedom in the home, the church, the mosque, and so on. Or should government, through the public school system, dip its hands into the matter of religion?

A lot of voices would disagree with that latter proposition – even voices as notably connected to religious belief as John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and George W Bush. (If Bush's clear-as-day support for secular public schools gives American "conservative Christians" pause, great!)

Next up: The team opposed to secular public education. It's quite a collection of characters...

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