“MSNBC’s Nancy Snyderman attacked Catholic bishops on Thursday for opposing abortion funding in the health care bill, agreeing with the President of NOW that the IRS should investigate them. The “Dr. Nancy” host also complained, “This is going to be a Pollyannaish statement. The Catholic bishops appearing and having a political voice seems to be a most fundamental violation of church and state.”
Here we go again!!! Can some of you left leaning, bleeding heart liberals explain to me how this is in violation of the NON EXISTENT “church and state?” First off, our Constitution states in part “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;.” It says nothing about a “separation of church and state”
Secondly, No where does it state that Catholic Bishops or any other religious person, regardless of standing in their particular religion, should have “no voice” in political matters. What is says is that congress cannot make a law favoring one specific religion. (ie: taxing to support a particular church or making a particular belief system the state sponsored church.