Separation Of Church And State Quotes

Separation Of Church And State Quotes by Lyman Beecher, Michael C. Burgess, Francis Schaeffer, James Madison, Millard Fillmore, George Washington and many others.

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[Disestablishment was] the best thing that ever happened to the state of Connecticut. It cut the churches loose from dependence on state support. It threw them wholly on their own resources and on God.
Lyman Beecher
Earlier in my political career, I had the opportunity to read the speech, and I almost threw up. (
Michael C. Burgess
Today the separation of church and state in America is used to silence the church. When Christians speak out on issues, the hue and cry from the humanist state and media is that Christians, an all religions, are prohibited from speaking since there is a separation of church and state.
Francis Schaeffer
Every new and successful example of a perfect separation between ecclesiastical and civil matters is of importance.
James Madison
Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact – religion and politics should not be mingled.
Millard Fillmore
We are teaching the world the great truth that Governments do better without Kings & Nobles than with them.
James Madison
I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
George Washington
I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
Thomas Jefferson
I strongly believe in the separation of church and state. But freedom of religion does not mean freedom from religion, there is a better way.
Al Gore
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.
Thomas Jefferson
No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever.
Thomas Jefferson
If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another.
Benjamin Franklin
I never liked the Hierarchy of the Church-an equality in the teacher of Religion, and a dependence on the people, are republican sentiments-but if the Clergy combine, they will have their influence on Government
Rufus King
Here we now have the freedom of all religions, and I hope that never again will we have a repetition of religious bigotry, as we have had in certain periods of our own history. There is no room for that kind of foolishness here.
Harry S. Truman
To me the separation of church and state is a thread that ought to run through public policy so that we can always recognize that we make laws in this country, based not on theology of any particular group, but on the basis of a commonly shared values of the Constitution itself.
Barry W. Lynn
It is too late in the day for men of sincerity to pretend they believe in the Platonic mysticisms that three are one, and one is three; and yet that the one is not three, and the three are not one.
Thomas Jefferson
But a short time elapsed after the death of the great reformer of the Jewish religion, before his principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandizing their oppressors in Church and State.
Thomas Jefferson