How to Reach Us

Attend a Gathering of
The Hampton Roads
Separation of Church and State Group

Visit us online at
Meetup.com

Participate in our
Yahoo discussion group

Mailing and Phone:

2692 Springhaven Dr.
Virginia Beach, Va 23456
Contact Lauren Floyd at
757.689.2758
757.589.0560

Other Groups

Americans United for the Separation
Of Church and State
www.au-va.org

People for the American Way
www.pfaw.org

The American Civil Liberties Union
www.acluva.org

The Freedom From Religion Foundation
www.ffrf.com

Hampton Roads Separation of Church and State Group

We believe ...


Constitutional Principle Art

     ... that a firm separation of Church and State is essential to our form of government. That was the intent of the framers of our Constitution.

Who We Are

The Hampton Roads Separation of Church and State Group brings together concerned individuals who share deep respect and concern for religious liberty. We are committed to upholding the principle of separation of church and state.

Our goal is to become a uniting force in our community for organizations dedicated to fighting government intru sions into our religious lives and opposing religious influence in government at all levels. We expect to achieve this goal through education, activism, discussion, networking, and more.

We invite you to take part in this continuing effort. Join us each month to discuss issues and organize activities. Our "Meetups" are organized through Meetup.com. We also provide a forum for online discussions on Yahoogroups.com. Look for HRSepCns.

People generally don't understand the concept of separation. They think we're against religion rather than realizing there is a place for everything and the place for religion is not under the wing of the government.

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The

American

Heritage

of church state relations has generally been that of separation between church (religion) and state (government). Religion does not need the government to sanction or support it. Additionally, government cannot be free without separation from religious establishments. The state does not rule its citizens in matters of religion. Religion relies on the voluntary response of individuals, not participation coerced by the state. With the insistence on majority rule in the modern nation state concern for the rights of the minority, especially with regard to religious liberty, should be paramount.

America is at a crossroad. Never in the history of our country has an extremist group been so successful in controlling government. If you are not outraged then you are not paying attention.

The Constitutional Principle: Separation of Church and State

America's tradition of separation between religion and government is under assault. False quotes and fraudulent history have been circulated widely in an attempt to undermine the original intent of the framers of our Constitution.

  • What are some of the first official meanings assigned to the Establishment Clause?
  • What false quotations are employed by Accommodationists?
  • Who is David Barton, and Why Does He Say Those Things?
  • Why is it Wrong to say America is a Christian Nation?
  • Does the phrase "Under God" render the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional?
  • Should the "Ten Commandments" be displayed in public buildings?
  • Should "Intelligent Design" be taught in science classrooms?

Get The Facts

Visit
The Constitutional Principle: Separation of Church and State

This award winning site is a local creation featuring meticulous research regarding our Constitution, its framers, and original intent. Visitors to the site are approaching one million, and many have referenced it in their own work including authors, legal professionals, and news organizations. The website and its own ers have also been cited in numerous publications and national television news reports.

"...You can't understand a phrase such as "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" by syllogistic reasoning. Words take their meaning from social as well as textual contexts, which is why "a page of history is worth a volume of logic."

"New York Trust Co. v. Eisner. 256 U.S. 345, 349 (1921) (Holmes, .1.)" SOURCE: Sherman v. Community Consol. Dist, 21, 980 F.2d 437, 445 (7th Cir. 1992)