Mixing Politics With Prayer

Uncle Sam jumps into the church-state debate

Religion and government are two mighty forces that the founders of the American Republic decided must be kept separate for the sake of a free society. But the intricate relationship between church and state has never ceased to inflame public debate. Last week that dispute, involving all three branches of the Federal Government, rose to perhaps its highest pitch in two decades:

> Congress began consideration of proposed amendments to the Constitution that would permit supposedly voluntary prayer in public schools, overturning Supreme Court decisions in...

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