(DV) Salisbury: America's Most Insidious, Immoral Movement: "The Constitution fashioned in 1787, largely by Madison, is a secular document. It makes no mention of God, Jesus Christ, a Supreme Being, or the Ten Commandments. Thus, the Constitution's Article 6 reads, 'No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any public office.' The First Amendment reads, 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.' It is this secular document showing no religious favoritism which is responsible for freedom of religion and conscience unique to America.
Today's Christian fundamentalist preachers and politicians rejecting the 'wall of separation,' preaching the Christian nation myth, detest everybody's freedom but their own. Like their arrogant 'busy body' Puritan forefathers, they seek to interfere in an individual's private decisions by imposing their religious dogma. They constitute the most insidious, immoral, destructive movement in America and must be taken to task."
Interesting article that takes the separation issue from the point of view of the historical reality prior to the current constitution. Tip o' the hat to TVLampBoy.