People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah’s ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about he need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.
While the first amendment clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” many Americans are concerned about the potential change in White House administration this November, and what it would mean for marriage equality. As a Mormon, Mitt Romney is openly against same-sex marriage and remains “committed to making sure that we reinforce the institution of marriage in this country by insisting that all states have a right to have marriage as defined as between a man and a woman.”
The book “Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It” is available in audiobook, electronic, and hardcopy: http://richarddawkins.net/audio/645178-audiobook-of-attack-of-the-theocrats-w… . Learn about a Ten Point Vision of a Secular America: http://richarddawkins.net/videos/644419-atheism-a-new-strategy-richard-dawkin… .
A Notre Dame graduate, Faircloth is Dir. of Strategy & Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science — US. You can also see the Q&A for “Can Religion Justify Bullying Children” on YouTube.