An Important Church and State Battle in Seattle

In the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution we find, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” These two parts, known as the “establishment clause” and the “free exercise clause” respectively, and together form the textual basis for the Supreme Court’s interpretations of the “separation of church and state” doctrine. It must be noted that prior to the early 1900’s no-one ever in the SCOTUS thought of what has become this modern doctrine which includes a “wall of separation.”


We have all seen the horrible violence in Seattle in the last year or so. But now there’s a new battle, virtually under the radar.

In 1932, the Union Gospel Mission began serving the poor and downtrodden in Seattle. But now this ministry which has been serving millions of meals through the years and providing many other services may have to shut its doors because of a decision by the Washington Supreme Court…

SOURCE: An Important Church and State Battle in Seattle


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