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Christian Rights In The Public

The idea of the separation of church and state is not meant to suppress Christian freedom of expression.

Christians who try expressing their beliefs at work or school will often be told that they should keep those ideas to themselves because of the separation of church and state.

The concept of the separation of church and state has been used in arguments and debates for some time to suppress religious expression when it was not originally intended to serve in that role. Although a religious organization is not supposed to control governmental affairs, the concept of separation is not supposed to be used by secular thinkers to keep Christians from expressing their beliefs in public places or even prevent them from basing their political decisions on the values of their faith.


Christians who try expressing their beliefs at work or school will often be told that they should keep those ideas to themselves because of the separation of church and state. Thinking that they are going against the law or the higher design of the Constitution, Christians can be inclined to back down and feel that they have made a mistake. However, one of the main ideas of the Constitution is actually to protect people’s right to religious freedom.


Christians want to help educate each other on their rights concerning religious freedom so that they do not feel prohibited from expressing their faith. They also want to keep their eye on politics to make sure that legislation isn’t passed that restricts their freedom. Christians need to actively work toward understanding their current rights and protecting those rights from being eroded.


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