Whatever happened to separation of church and state?

If you’re a homeless transgendered person, there is good news. No, the federal government isn’t going to solve your homelessness, but HUD is going to make sure you don’t get discriminated against.

I know what you’re thinking. There must be, what, 10 transgendered homeless persons in the entire U.S., so why redo the federal regulations and create such a controversy?

You see, a great many homeless shelters are operated by the faith community, and since the Obama administration (and statists in general) are determined to undermine the ideas and institutions that made our nation great, the faith community is squarely in the crosshairs.

We hear a great deal about separation of church and state when it comes to censoring the free exercise of Christianity (but not Islam or any other faith). Any sort of Christian display on public property is promptly done away with under the false premise of separation of church and state. But how come we never the same argument when it comes to government overreach into the faith community? After all, the establishment clause in Amendment 1 was designed as a restraint against government, not private citizens. Yet the intent of this part of the Constitution has been flipped around so that free exercise is now under fire while government is protected.


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