Piggie, as you can see, the separation of Church and state is good only as long as it keeps government out of the internal affairs of the Christian authorities. But it is a hindrance when it comes to the influence of those same churches on government policies. They FAIL to realize that if THEY can legislate THEIR narrowly interpreted views on morality then that infers that the REST of us have that same inherent right as well. Only ONE Religion has its most sacred days instituted as national holidays (Christmas and Easter). What are they going to feel like when the REST of us decide that THOSE have to go away? HOw are they going to feel when the Motto on our currency is changed from "in God we Trust" to "In Union we Trust"? When the pledge of allegiance is changed from "One Nation under God" to "one nation indivisible", period? How will they feel if the entire concept of Marriage is removed from everything? Leaving it at JUST civil unions and ALL couples having civil unions will have the very same rights, regardless of the genders of the uniting couples?
Christians you can't have it both ways. If you want seperation of Church and State, then be prepared to give up your influence over the State. If you WANT a Christian Nation, then be prepared for a LOT of resistence from ALL of the non-Christians. And don't whine when you find that you will have lost that struggle. You MAY be the largest Religion in the Nation BUT, you are NOT the majority of PEOPLE in it. The REST of us may be little more than a disorganized bunch of smaller Religions, but we, taken as a whole, ARE getting tired of your rants about this being a nation under Christ. I think that, as diverse as we are, we CAN come together over this ONE issue and knock you OFF that pedestal of yours.
Raji the Green Witch