Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - 329 strani
From colonial times to the present, an insightful examination of how courts have determined the extent to which religion is accommodated in American public life.
This volume chronicles such groundbreaking cases as the 1991 decision ordering blood transfusions for children of Christian Scientists in Norwood Hospital v. Munoz and the infamous case, Engel v. Vitale, that banned prayer in schools and ignited calls for Chief Justice Earl Warren's impeachment. The work addresses such inflammatory contemporary disputes as prayer in schools, allegiance to the flag, and the display of religious symbols on public property, and the impact they have had on American society.
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The Wall of Separation Separation of church and state is a distinguishing characteristic of the U.S. system of government. The Founding Fathers envisioned a secular government because most of them or their parents emigrated from ...
Although our political system is theoretically based on the separation of church and state, issues are not always clearly secular or religious. Because of this overlap, it is impossible to completely separate religion and politics.
In their view, public places need not be “Godless” secular zones, but places where religious expression is tolerated and not suppressed. Their opponents argue that allowing organized prayer and other religious activity in the schools ...
Another issue involves whether secular decorations like Santa Claus and Christmas trees should get different treatment than religiously inspired decorations like crosses or nativity scenes. This controversy has generated numerous trials ...
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