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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Justice Scalia: Claiming That the U.S. Constitution Imposes Secularism Is "Absurd"

By Rick Pearcey • January 6, 2016, 11:43 AM

Dustin Siggins reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice, Antonin Scalia, says "there is no place" in the U.S. Constitution for privileging secularism over religion.

The idea of banishing religion from the public square is "absurd," said the jurist. . . . "To tell you the truth, there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from? To be sure, you can't favor one denomination over another but can't favor religion over non-religion?"

"The 1986 Reagan appointee said there is 'nothing wrong' with invoking God in speeches. He also said that God has favored America," Siggins reports.

"God has been very good to us," Siggins quotes Scalia as saying. "That we won the revolution was extraordinary. The Battle of Midway was extraordinary.

"I think one of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor. Unlike the other countries of the world that do not even invoke his name, we do him honor. In presidential addresses, in Thanksgiving proclamations and in many other ways."