Church and State Should Stay Separate

July 28, 2001

Source: The Buffalo News

On July 28, 2001, The Buffalo News published an opinion piece that said that "if President Bush's 'faith based' initiative is passed, I think the role of the church in society will become greatly distorted to the detriment of everyone involved...Religious groups will be forced to compete for funds, while the government decides which religions to recognize under the law. The church will become 'a servant of the state.'"