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America is Too Damn Religious

America is Too Damn Religious

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From its founding, America has been celebrated as nation grounded in the principals of freedom of religion and separation of church and state. But skeptics question the secularism of laws and policies that mirror religious values, such as those that outlaw same-sex marriage and protect prayer in school, and the influence of traditional religious organizations in American politics. Are the ideals of a secular state being upheld in American law and policy, or is the United States just too damn religious? 

  • Susan Jacoby

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    • Author of seven books
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  • Rev. Barry W. Lynn

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    • Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
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  • Alan Wolfe

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    • Professor of Political Science and Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College
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  • Jean Bethke Elshtain

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    • Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago
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  • William A. Galston

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    • Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
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  • Albert J. Raboteau

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    • Henry W. Putnam Chair in Religion at Princeton University
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