Skip to comments.Speaker Johnson: Separation of church, state ‘a misnomer’
Posted on 11/14/2023 4:06:15 PM PST by Texan4Life
“Separation of church and state … is a misnomer. People misunderstand it,” Johnson said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” when asked about him praying on the House floor. “Of course, it comes from a phrase that was in a letter that Jefferson wrote is not in the Constitution.”
“And what he was explaining is they did not want the government to encroach upon the church, not that they didn’t want principles of faith to have influence on our public life. It’s exactly the opposite,” the Speaker added.
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Hitting the nail on the Brian Boitano.
This guy is speaking a lot of truth. I hope he has good security.
He was spot on at the rally today
the democrats are not going to like it.
“NOT to keep the Church out of Govt.”
I’m good with that as long as it is my Church.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” as in the Church of England.
“or prohibit the free exercise thereof” is the rest of the First Amendment regarding religion.
“Separation of church and state” is in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson it’s not in the Constitution.
But again Jefferson didn’t want the USA having that King linked State linked Church of England.
Those are the facts of the matter.
The rewrite of the First Amendment started with Justice Hugo Black in the 1947 “Everson” decision.
Black did not want state resources supporting Catholic schools.
In the 1920’s Black was involved in Alabama with the KKK.
The Klan was anti-Roman Catholic among other things.
Amen. Well said, Mr. Speaker.
” a phrase that was in a letter that Jefferson wrote is not in the Constitution.” “And what he was explaining is they did not want the government to encroach upon the church, not that they didn’t want principles of faith to have influence on our public life. It’s exactly the opposite,” the Speaker added. “
The Founders were clear, they wanted the principles of faith as guidance in all affairs.
They were also adamant that no church or denomination have undue influence.
This Speaker is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I hope this becomes contagious.
Without going back and reading it, just off the top of my head, I thought it said that the government could not establish a religion.
He is correct!
The First Amendment only limits one group of people; The Congress.
Amendment I (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.
Individuals, states, and local governments are not limited. Congress is and Congressmen are not limited from having religious objects or expressing religious opinions. Cities, state governments, and Federal lands and buildings are not prohibited from having the Ten Commandments or a cross or a menorah or a crescent moon and star or manger scene. Prohibiting these are a misinterpretation of the First Amendment.
State and local governments could even specify or ban religions if their constituting documents don’t prohibit it.
Too many people have never read the Constitution and do not know that most of what the Federal Government is doing is not Constitutional.
“I hope he has good security”
The quotation marks I used in that post splitting it into two separate sections add up to what the First Amendment actually says regarding religion.
RE: This guy is speaking a lot of truth. I hope he has good security.
If he became VP someday he then would be in the tradition of VP Johnson for Abraham Lincoln and VP Johnson for John F Kennedy.
Absolutely correct but what is the reference to Brian Boitano? Is he even alive?
That’s what it does say...How people have put a different interpretation on it all these years is beyond me. It’s exactly what the poster has posted...
Exactly! I don’t want a theocracy and I don’t wish to see religion suppressed either.
They never do.
This needs to be repeated over and over.
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