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Letter: Thoughts on church/state

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Dear Editor,

I would like to point out a few common mistakes that Steve Nichols made when he wrote about "separation of church and state" in your editorial section.

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First, "separation of church and state" is never mentioned in the First Amendment of the Constitution. The phrase was taken from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson in 1802, and is often taken severely out of context when used today.

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