Hearings

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Page 124 - No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion.
Page 124 - establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another.
Page 177 - The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this state to all mankind; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief...
Page 161 - And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments ; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.
Page 124 - ... large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the Federal Government can, openly or secretly, participate in the affairs of any religious organizations or groups and vice versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect "a wall of separation between church and State.
Page 182 - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences...
Page 188 - No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise or instruction, or the support of any religious establishment...
Page 159 - That no money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect or denomination of religion...
Page 149 - Neither the general assembly nor any county, city, town, township, school district or other municipal corporation shall ever make an appropriation, or pay from any public fund whatever, anything in aid of any religious creed, church or sectarian purpose...
Page 188 - That perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and that no inhabitant of said State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship.

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