Justice Scalia just made a statement on the place of religion in the state that will anger a lot of liberals.
More from the Guardian:
God is good to the US because Americans honor him, according to supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, who added on Saturday that he does not believe the country’s constitutional traditions enshrine the idea of religious neutrality.
Scalia was speaking Saturday at Archbishop Rummel high school in Metairie, Louisiana.
Scalia, who was appointed by president Ronald Reagan in 1986, has become known as one of the court’s most conservative members and the author ofcolorful and scathing opinions.
He told the audience at the Catholic school that there is “no place” in the country’s constitutional traditions for the idea that the state must be neutral between religion and its absence.
He also said there is “nothing wrong” with the idea of presidents and others invoking God in speeches. He said God has been good to America because Americans have honored him.
He’s absolutely correct about that. The framers in the Constitution guaranteed that no one denomination would gain power in the government against the others, but that doesn’t mean that the state can’t recognize and honor God. But of course, with idiotic liberals ignorant of history, this is a controversial statement…