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Friday, March 18, 2005

An Official OU Opinion on the Separation of Church and State

Minorities should be tolerant, too
By Nathan J. Diament, Director of Public Policy - Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a pair of cases examining whether displaying the Ten Commandments on government property is a violation of the constitutional prohibition on the "establishment of religion" in the United States.

In the course of the hearing, Justice Anthony Kennedy - a critical swing vote on the nine-member court in cases such as these - questioned whether those bringing these and similar lawsuits against public expressions of religion, such as last year's lawsuit to strike the phrase "one nation under God" from America's "Pledge of Allegiance," were not seeking to ensure government's non-establishment of religion, but rather a level of hostility toward religion...