When our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, they were denying the teachings of their own Christian religion.
But let’s go back even further, to when Jesus was confronted by the Pharisees at the Temple. They posed multiple hypothetical questions to him. To each, Jesus responded with a parable, like the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son and the Wedding Feast. To one simple, direct question, however, Jesus replied with a simple, direct answer: “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” — Matthew 22:21 et al.
There you have it: The separation of church and state, straight from the mouth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, as recounted in not one, but three books of the Gospel.
Tom Cavanaugh, Upper Marlboro