Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The U.S. Constitution

Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press,
Ratified 12/15/1791.

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.

It appears to me that in prohibiting prayer and public display of religious items, the government is actually breaking this Amendment to the Constitution. Modern jurist are interpreting this Amendment as anti-religion. BUT...I read it as protecting religion from intrusion by the federal and other governments.

What do you think?