Monday, February 14, 2005

HOUSE OF LEE - Is defense of religious freedom necessary?

DailyPress.Com reports on Virginia Religious Freedom Amendment; but before you go there let me ask you - Doesn't the Constitution already give us freedom of religion? And doesn't the need to pass bills to guarantee it somehow say that the Constitution didn't get it right?

Virginia has taken a major step toward passing a constitutional amendment defending religious expression -- even on government property.

The House of Delegates has handily passed an amendment affirming religious freedom. It reads in part: "The people's right to pray and to recognize their religious beliefs, heritage, and traditions on public property, including public schools, shall not be infringed."

"This constitutional amendment tells the courts (that) the wall of separation of church and state has been misinterpreted," Republican Delegaate Bill Carrico explained. "It's not a part of our Constitution."

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