"Is the separation of church and state a myth?
Was the United States founded as a "Christian nation"?
Religious Right organizations have launched a systematic propaganda war against the separation of church and state. Their aim is to convince the American public that church-state separation was never intended by our Founding Fathers and that the United States was founded as a Christian nation.
In this new, expanded edition, journalist Robert Boston challenges the zealots of the Religious Right and debunks their claims about church-state separation. Tracing the development of the church-state relations from the Middle Ages to the modern era, Boston shows how the principle protects religion and explains why America's founders were such ardent advocates of the idea.
Completely revised and updated, this second edition is packed with information to help activists defend church-state separation. It reviews the evolution of separation of church and state in the United States and explains, in simple and straightforward language, what the Supreme Court has really said about issues like religion in public schools, tax aid to religious institutions, and the limits of religious freedom. Boston concludes by giving readers clear strategies to defend church-state separation from Religious Right attacks."