Jewish Journal


October 19, 2010

Christine O’Donnell’s myth of separation of church and state



Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is getting flak for a comment she made last night. During a debate, seen in the accompanying video, O’Donnell questioned whether the Constitution calls for separation of church and state. Here’s the story from USA Today:

O’Donnell, a conservative who is running for the Delaware Senate seat formerly held by Vice President Joe Biden, made the comments during a debate hosted by WDEL-AM at Widener University Law School.

“Where in the Constitution is separation of church and state?” an incredulous O’Donnell asks her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons. The audience is heard laughing in the background. “Let me just clarify, you’re telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?”

“Government shall make no establishment of religion,” Coons responds.

“That’s in the First Amendment,” O’Donnell says.

Yikes. I know O’Donnell doesn’t keep up with the happenings of the Supreme Court, but there have been a few holdings on this matter.

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