Editorial: The Establishment Clause in America

November 25, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe


On November 25, 2002 The Boston Globe printed an editorial by Cathy Young that stated, "the United States has an overwhelmingly Christian population. This means that people of other faiths and nonfaiths must accept living in a culture where they will often encounter expressions of the majority faith. To try to suppress them is a form of intolerance, too. But we are also a nation with no state religion. In the courthouse and in other public institutions, citizens of all beliefs should feel equal. And to impugn the patriotism and good citizenship of people with the 'wrong' beliefs is a repugnant form of bigotry."

See also: Interfaith, Civic