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Separation of church and state

At this meeting we will discuss separation of church and state and how it relates to the below topics (and others suggested by the group):

1) Marriage and civil unions and the rights accompanying both

2) Taxes, especially tax breaks given to any institution

3) Abortion, morning after pill, birth control


We will also discuss interpretations of the constitutional clauses as they pertain to separation of church and state.   The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.  Many legal battles have been fought over the interpretation of this amendment as it relates to separation of church and those can be debated as well.  If this topic proves to be too much for one meeting we will plan a second in May.



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  • Janice R.

    I can't come on the 21st, I will be at the DVAU Church-State Issues Symposium at the National Constitution Center from 9-5 on 4/20! I am the founder and Vice President of the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Here's our Symposium info:

    I'll be greeting people at the door of the Symposium, maybe some of you can attend and learn more about the local AU chapter.

    April 17, 2013

    • Janice R.

      DVAU is also looking for people who would be willing to host monthly discussions on church-state topics for our chapter, we will provide training and materials to get you started!

      April 17, 2013

    • Janice R.

      (Not to mention, we need people to be watchdogs in the media, take actions where necessary, etc.)

      April 17, 2013

  • Jean S.

    Has anyone met the elusive Virgina Smith...

    April 15, 2013

  • Virginia S.

    Waiting for the exciting topic

    April 8, 2013

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