Church & State

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“We are dealing with this,” Doyle said, “but dealing with religious displays is not easy. We want to be respectful of the separation of church and state, but it’s sometimes difficult to tell the history of the U.S. without preserving the role religion has played.” Denver Post

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"Lynn contended that the Ark Encounter – set to open Spring 2014 – is not a business but a ministry."

….”The governor added, ‘This is a $150 million investment that is projected to create nearly 900 jobs including almost 550 full-time jobs. Bringing new jobs to Kentucky is my top priority … I am happy about the economic impact this project will have on the Northern Kentucky region.’”
Church and State Issues Flood Noah’s Ark Theme Park

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"for a moment, Bentley was not speaking the language of politics, but the language of evangelical Protestantism"

“So anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I’m telling you, you’re not my brother and you’re not my sister, and I want to be your brother.”
Alabama Gov. Claims Only Evangelicals are His Brothers and Sisters

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"Like the U.S. public, Protestants make up more than half (57 percent) of the 112th Congress, and Catholics constitute roughly a quarter (29 percent)"

Pew Forum: Religious profile of 112th Congress remains stable

“Baptists, by contrast, are underrepresented, according to Pew’s study: They make up nearly 17 percent of the population, but less than 13 percent of Congress.”

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