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TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) A respected Christian seminary and a Orthodox Jewish yeshiva should not receive state grants for infrastructure upgrades, two leading church-state watchdog groups say.


  1. David Thompson

    Are we heading towards a theocracy? There seems to be no end to the church and state violations. Then there’s the erroneous claim this is a Christian nation, which we made perfectly clear in 1797 that we are not.

    Treaty of Tripoli
    As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Mohammedan] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.