Freedom of Religion
Prayer in school. Prayer before high school football games. Religion on the campaign trail. What happened to the separation of church and state? Take the freedom of religion quiz and find out.
What does separation of church and state mean?
Religious activities and government activities must be kept strictly separate.
Religion and government activities can overlap, but that overlap must be carefully choreographed.
Who decides whether a law violates separation of church and state principles?
The United States Supreme Court.
The state legislatures.
All of the above.
A council made up of representatives from the government and several different religious organizations.
My local government can not display Santa Claus and a menorah in city hall, since that would violate the separation of church and state.
Public schools can't mandate prayer or bible reading in school.
High school students can lead prayers before their football game.
Public schools can require a minute of silence to pray or meditate.
According to a 2002 Supreme Court ruling, students will be able to use their federal vouchers to pay for religious schools.
Senator Joe Lieberman was out on the campaign trail talking about the importance of religion in public life and Attorney General John Ashcroft has portrayed the war against terrorism in religious terms. They can't say those things religion and government must be kept separate.
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