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America is not a secular nation.

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Submitted by Cathey (United States), Dec 14, 2015 at 10:40

"If religious exercises are held to be an impermissible activity in schools, religion is placed in an artificial and state-created disadvantage. And a refusal to permit religious exercises thus is seen, not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism, or at least, as government support of the beliefs of those who think that religious exercises should be conducted only in private. United States Supreme Court, Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963). More famous than Schempp was Madalyn Murray O'Hair, mother of plaintiff William J. Murray III v. Curlett. The Murray case was consolidated with Schempp's on appeal to the Supreme Court.

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