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A separatist.


(ˈsɛp ər ə tɪst, -əˌreɪ-)

1. a person who separates, as from a church.
2. an advocate of ecclesiastical or political separation.
3. of or pertaining to separatists.
sep′a•ra•tism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.separationist - an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
white separatist - someone who advocates a society in which white people live separately from members of other races


A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
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Kentucky has a strong separationist constitution, but Kentucky politicians and the general public have been terribly remiss in ignoring those provisions," Simmons said, describing why he wanted to become involved.
Several recount the familiar story of the Establishment Clause from a separationist perspective.
While AU remains highly skeptical of the faith-based initiative, Lynn participated in the project to ensure that the separationist viewpoint was heard.
They accurately describe the separationist position and the opposition of the Christian Right.
Church-state separationist Barry Lynn charged that it "blows a giant new hole" in the wall of separation between church and state.
This is why organizations like Americans United and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (these two are the major players on the separationist side) are so important.
Although he attempts to stay neutral, one easily suspects that Dreisbach is not a strict separationist.
If an anti-separationist president seeking to placate the Religious Right has the opportunity to replace just two separationist justices in the next four years--which is a good possibility given the ages and past health problems of the some of the pro-separation justices, those rulings will start going the other way too.
The separationist view was advanced quite early in Supreme Court jurisprudence by Justice Hugo Black for a five-to-four majority in the 1947 landmark case of Everson v.
So, what happens if state constitutional law is more separationist than the Supreme Court's current reading of the Establishment Clause?
The real truth is, it's not as though the world first encountered ethnic-based separationist movements with Turkey.