Week 2 Individual Project
Instructor: Hunter, Janet
By: Kiranjit Toor
When I describe the separation of church and state according to the United States Supreme Court has commonly been interpreted to forbid the preference by the U.S. government of one religion over another. The first approach is called the "separation" or "no aid" interpretation, while the second approach is called the "non-preferential" or "accommodation" interpretation. The understanding forbids Congress from preferring one religion over any other religion, but does not prevent the government's entry into religious domain to make adjustments in order to achieve the purposes of the Free Exercise Clause (EPPERSON v. ARKANSAS, 2014).
When they prohibit the teaching of evolutionary theory because the creative force was “god”. Even though, seven of the court members of the Court said that the establishment clause was clearly violated in the case of EPPERSON v. ARKANSAS, this use of state power to prohibit the teaching of material offensive to a specific section amounted to an unconstitutional Establishment of religion. Two members of the Court voted in agreement with the other seven expect for different reasons. One judge said it violated either the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment, or the other said stated Free Speech clause of the First Amendment. (EPPERSON v. ARKANSAS, 2014). I do not have a clear defined religion so no I do not want any one pushing there thought and theory’s on my children, when they are ready then I as there parent will explore the different religions and let them decide on what they want to pursue.
Which ties into religion holidays symbols on state property, In general, the courts have allowed either all religions or none to be practiced on public property. Once Christmas, Hanukkah or other religious holiday displays are allowed in city halls and town squares, all religions must be afforded similar access, it just seems easier to keep it a neutral subject matter. Religion