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US Constitution Amendment #1

Says nothing about Seperation of Church and State it says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

That means the FEDERAL Government shall not create nor advocate any particular religion but it also may not infringe upon the free exercise thereof by others.

The case can be made that forcing peoples tax money to be used in ways that it violates their own religious beliefs would in fact be a violation of their own 1st Amendment rights.

Not saying or advocating either way but the fact is it seems in this country anymore that advocating anything other then a Judeo-Christian value is encouraged while anything related to Judeo-Christian values is vilified. Public schools denounce prayer and discussions of Christmas and Easter/Passover yet discussions about Islamic Holidays and made up holidays like Kwanzaa are perfectly acceptable. The Double standard has to stop. If you are going to demand secularism in the public school system then that means ALL religious discussion must cease not just that which the school feels is inappropriate (which apparently is only primarily Christian/Judeo-Christian issues). The fact that everything BUT Christianity is considered acceptable in the public schools as well as in many other government settings is in fact a 1st Amendment violation as it amounts "prohibiting the free exercise thereof".

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