Congress: Separate Church and State!
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Congress: Separate Church and State!

    1. Natalia Castaneda
    2. Petition by

      Natalia Castaneda

      San Lorenzo, CA

The First Amendment states: 
"Congress shall make no law respecting the 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."


Then why is it that states are creating laws that stem from the religious beliefs of those in power? Why are women are being denied their basic human rights? Laws are cropping up all over the United States regarding women's access to contraceptives and their reproductive organs. What goes on within their bodies should be between them and their doctors, not them and the entire US Government. These laws all come from certain religious beliefs that are being imposed upon the state, that abortion and birth control are wrong, even though not everyone in the state feels or believes the same thing. In Georgia women are forced to

As a budding nation, our forefathers saw the importance of the Separation of Church and State, and it's in our Constitution, yet the government continues to allow laws that are created to protect a certain religious belief. This is wrong! This is unconstitutional and goes against what the United States stands for as a nation. This is the Land of the Free, so let's stand up to our name.

 

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    • Christopher Holbert SOUTHAMPTON, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      In a multicultural/multireligious world secularism supporting Separation of Church and State is the only fair option

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    • Elizabeth Ellis SHELTON, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Pending legislation in our state involves the regulation of access to family planning items covered by insurance. The government is more concerned about the pharmacies and their "religious" or "personal" preferences than they are about my need to access these items. However, who pays for insurance? Not the pharmacy.

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    • Joel Easton LONG BEACH, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      "The separatrion of church and State" founded our natin as refugees from the Crown's intolerance. American citizenship is based upon individual freedoms. The freedom NOT to be ruled by a government that refers to a bronze-aged document when making decisions. Let alone referencing that document's central idea in the National Pledge? In the legislation of healthcare? In the education of our children in public schools that can become indoctrination of intolerance in home schooling? The pledge was changed in the era of 1950's ingnorant fears. I implore you to return the pledge to its original phrasing and celebrate American freedom from tyranny.

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    • Stephanie Magee JACKSON, MS
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's simple; religion has no place in this "country",.. really!!!

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    • denis freeland VIC, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      After 20 Supreme Court Cases, the states need to "finally" follow their constitutional obligations.

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