Does “Separation of Church and State” mean “Separation of God and Government?”

What does “separation of church and state” really mean?

Does it mean that government doesn’t have to obey God?

Let’s talk about it.

The words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the Constitution nor in the Declaration of Independence. The phrase was used by the Supreme Court in a 1947 case titled Everson v. Board of Education, and ever since that case, those who desire to de-Christianize America have used this phrase to subdue or to prevent any acknowledgment of God as the Source and the Author of law and government and the “Blessings of Liberty” in America.

Interestingly, “Separation of Church and State” IS a valid legal concept but it doesn’t mean what I’ve just described. What it actually refers to is the fact that the jurisdiction and functions of these two God-ordained institutions are separate and distinct from each other.

What it doesn’t mean is that either of these institutions is separate or independent from God and His Law.

Another way to say this is that, properly understood, “separation of church and state” does NOT mean “separation of God from government.”

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If it did mean separation of God from government then there would be no basis for you to claim that you have unalienable rights.

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Michael Anthony Peroutka
Michael Anthony Peroutka
A Christian and an attorney, Michael Anthony Peroutka is co-founder of Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), headquartered in Pasadena, Maryland. He is a graduate of Loyola College (now University) in Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Constitution Party’s candidate for President in 2004, Michael had a platform which sought to honor God, protect the family, and restore the Republic. The platform came to be known as “The American View of Law and Government,” and inspired the name of his website, Michael travels around the country, graduating classes from IOTC’s course on the United States Constitution, in addition to teaching classes in IOTC’s Pasadena, Maryland classroom.