Church-State separation, although not mentioned as such in the US constitution, is a bedrock principle of our form of government. It has taken one form in the First Amendment; it has been good for both religions and for the state. Recently, it has become blurred. Following are essays on that blurring:

Bush and the church-state separation issue
Ties between Bush and the far Right Fundamentalists
A new phenomena in politics
Bush campaign seeks church support
The Christian "Taliban."
Overthrowing Roe vs Wade?
Religion becomes murder. Comments on 9/11 that Bush will never read.
Blind "patriotic" rhetoric
An analysis of the "Left behind" series of books
Why the "Christian Right" is not Christian at all

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