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theocracy - a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
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Citing church-state separation concerns, Maine legislators excluded religious schools from the plan.
Supreme Court handed down decisions on nearly all of the major church-state issues.
John Hostettler, a frequent speaker at Religious Right gatherings and sponsor of a bill designed to make it harder for people to bring church-state cases into federal courts, was trounced by Democrat Brad Ellsworth, 61 percent to 39 percent.
Dismantling church-state separation, it requests the reinstatement of a chapel in the state capitol, encourages the state legislature to increase participation of faith-based institutions, and pledges to dispel "the myth" of church-state separation.
Federal lawmakers are continuing their push for a bill that would limit the ability of citizens to challenge church-state violations in court.
Supreme Court rulings against government-sponsored devotions and discusses the powerful religious right movement that has surged up over the past quarter century to turn the church-state clock back to the bad old days of the Colonial period.
The cause of church-state separation lost two champions recently.
I'll not go over that ground again but will offer some observations about the church-state implications of the elections that have not received much attention.
White said the 8-foot-tall monument erected at the Haskell County Courthouse in Stigler in fall 2004 does not violate the principle of church-state separation.
It may have been a quiet spring in Lake Wobegon, but things were anything but quiet elsewhere in the country on the church-state front.
Sanders and other cross advocates say the California state constitution has a stricter church-state separation clause than the First Amendment.
Just as this country pioneered separation of powers as a way to help prevent excessive concentrations of power, so too has church-state separation operated to help block the coalescence of political and ecclesiastical power.