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email@example.comBill Morris of Hagerstown said Wednesday that he thinks the United States has gone too far in protecting separation of church and state and that he has always thought there is no such thing, pointing out that those words are not explicitly written in...
There is no secret to the relentless attempts to get public funds to support religious schools. The constitutionality of the use of vouchers is being tested in state courts at the moment with the Indiana Supreme Court upholding vouchers. One notable...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Rev. Rob Apgar-Taylor, pastor of Veritas United Church of Christ, lives in Hagerstown with his husband, but despite the state of Maryland voting to legalize same-sex marriage in November, he and his spouse still do not have access to any federal...
The principle of separation is one of America’s greatest contributions to political thought. Responsible citizenship makes it important to identify myths to sort out intended and unintended distortions of fact. Myth 1: We don’t have...
email@example.comAn offer from a Catholic priest to add a manger scene in Joseph Hancock Park as an expression of “Christmas culture” was debated by the Hancock Town Council on Wednesday night, which then unanimously approved the display. The council...
Donations to heritage project will be tripled To the editor: During this season of giving, we are humbled by an offer from a supporter to triple donations given by others to support the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. This remarkably...
Federal government remains important to everyone To the editor: Almost daily, I hear people assailing the federal government with claims that it would be best downsized or all rights given to the states. Of course, President Obama is the target for...
Tags: Politics, Government, Family, Belief and Faith, Minority Groups
It is a safe bet that many Americans are unaware that two legal milestones are reaching their 50th birthday: Engel v. Vitale, which brought an end to government sponsored prayers (1962) and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) which struck down the law that...
One can only hope that John M. Barry’s scholarly and compelling book, “Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul,” will become a literary success. It is fair to say that Williams’ contribution to American culture is...
Letter writer should exercise her right to vote To the editor: In the May 20 edition, Victoria Ross raised issues with Neil Parrott’s petition to put the issue of gay marriage on the ballot. She points to the separation of church and state as...
Tags: Politics, Health, Theft, Gays and Lesbians, Movies
Williams’ legacy affects our modern times To the editor: I very much appreciated Allan Powell’s column (March 25) on the great Colonial American Roger Williams. He remains primarily a figure for historians to study, though his legacy...
Insurance companies care for profits, not health To the editor: Many big insurance companies have stopped giving insurance policies to all children so they can make an end run around the Affordable Health Care Act’s requirement that they cannot...
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