October 2, 2019 Church and State Part 1 (We Go Together Like Pancakes and Ketchup)

In part 1 of our miniseries on the complicated relationship between religion and politics, we look at the history of "the separation of church and state" in the US, and try to get to the heart of what the founders intended. It should be fun and not controversial at all!

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Produced by Zack Jackson
Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

 

Show Notes: 

Pope Felix III 
aka the lovechild of Lady Elaine Fairchilde and the Elf on a Shelf
220px-Pope_Felix_III_Illustration.jpg

 

Thomas Jefferson and the origins of the phrase "the separation of Church and State"
https://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/primary-source-documents/danburybaptists/

 

Everson v. The Board of Education
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/330/1

 

Big City or Big God?
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/which-came-first-society-or-a-fear-of-god

 

Chrome plugin that changes "treating people with respect" to "treating people with respect" 
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pc2respect/mgkjmkalaomdhdldmfbgpjdpmpdnhiio

 

'In God We Trust': display in Kentucky schools marks effort to mix church and state
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/12/in-god-we-trust-display-in-kentucky-schools-marks-effort-to-mix-church-and-state