The Lack of Separation Between Church and State Goes Both Way

RECEIVED Wed., Nov. 2, 2005

Dear Editor,
    As I have been watching the news lately I have thought about what will happen when the state starts to legislate the church. The church seems very adamant about joining the state government so as to have a say in what state government will do and what it should not do. What will happen when the pendulum swings the other way, as it always does? Will the state government be allowed to legislate how churches are run? Maybe making it state law about how many people can join one church so as to limit the Sunday flow of people from one church. Or make it state law that there has to be a set amount of blacks, whites, and Hispanics in each church. And how about that they have to limit how loud those bells can sound. Or how many churches can be in one neighborhood. You know that once you start stepping over that line between church and state, the state might decide that it can step over it, too.
George Lewis
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