- Any religion that needs the government to support and subsidize it doesn't deserve to survive. It's not the state's business to carry out the churches' ministries!
- Any religion that must depend upon the state to do what it cannot do [i.e., force the citizenry to observe the commandments] is not worthy of existence...even Christianity.
- When the state and the church would become entwined, it is the latter that will be the loser.
- We can't uphold the...commandments by majority rule!
As far as I'm concerned, that says it all as far as church and state. Would that more clerics and religious leaders were as courageous as Rev. Meneilly, who a friend calls "an icon in the 'burbs"*.
*Johnson County, KS, where his church is located. Think Ultimate Suburbia, and you're there.