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Separation of Church and State and the School Connection

Micahel Anthony Peroutka presents a video lecture titled “Separation of Church & State: The Truth and the Lie” (actual lecture starts at 14:26) that explores the origins of that doctrine and its present-day application. Peroutka points out that most of the Supreme Court cases that have shaped the present doctrine have involved government schools and suggests that government schools themselves might be the problem because education was never meant to be under the control of the government. His arguments are based on a Christian worldview, and he clearly shows how that view underpinned the founding of our country.

His suggestion that government schools have been the impetus for reshaping our views about the intersection of church and state are very thought provoking.

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