Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Anarchteacher Exposes Anti-Catholics Origins of AU

Charles Burris, also known as Anarchteacher, on Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU):

Americans United was originally chartered in 1947 as Protestants and Others United for Separation of Church and State. Yet from its foundation it was widely recognized as an anti-Roman Catholic organization. As Philip Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at the Columbia Law School brilliantly pointed out, the issue of “separation of church and state” has often been used to mask a more covert agenda by nativists, Freemasons, Klansmen, and secularists against parochial schools and Roman Catholicism. Murray N. Rothbard documented this ethnoreligious struggle in his "The Progressive Era and the Family." The landmark Supreme Court case of Pierce v. Society of Sisters dramatically illustrates this conflict. 

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