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Separation of Church and State Right or WrongSeparation of church and state is a very sensitive topic in todays society Most people see the phrase separation of church and state and think it is concrete constitutional proof that nothing religious should set foot in anything relating to government The intent of this paper is to present an alternate view of separation between church and state Through exploring this controversial issue this paper will touch on the history of separation of church and state the principles of separation of church and state and the elementary solution to church and state relationsTodays Laws Concerning Separation of Church and StateTodays laws concerning church and state relations are very strict The laws today treat religious morals as if they are harmful and are going to severely detract from whatever they come in contact with The notion that religion should be excluded from almost all facets of government related issues is a very new thought The very first Supreme Court case taking any form of religion out of schools and therefore government was in 1962 In the Engel v Vital Supreme Court case prayer was taken out of schools A year after this case Bible reading was taken out of schools in the Murray v Curlett Supreme Court case Seventeen years later in 1980 the ten commandments were taken out of schools in the Stone v Grahm Supreme Court case Hall United States Supreme Court Decisions I have mentioned these court cases to show how recent this new view of separation of church and state re is This new view of separation of church and state is called pluralism The definition of pluralism is law being decided by the majority or by the ruling group or individual apart from an objective morals Todays view is that the government should be tot neutral and have no religious or moral prejudices when making laws Coyle Separation of Church
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