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Crist: Doing away with separation of church and state not a good idea

by Dara Kam | April 14th, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist said he didn’t know much about a proposal to do away with the separation of church and state in the Florida constitution passed by committees in the House and Senate yesterday.

But, he said, “On the face of it, it doesn’t sound like a good idea.”

The proposed “Religious Freedom” constitutional amendment could appear on the ballot in November and would set the stage for the resurrection of Gov. Jeb Bush’s school voucher program, struck down by courts two years ago.

The measure is one of several proposals backed by social conservatives that may have more traction this year because of a more right-leaning Senate that in the past was a hurdle for the conservative agenda.

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2 Responses to “Crist: Doing away with separation of church and state not a good idea”

  1. Adam Says:

    The voucher program was not ended on the Blaine amendment. It was ended on the “uniformity” clause in the constitution. The Supreme Court made a direct point of saying the Blaine amendment was not part of their decision.

  2. s. tring Says:

    I am okay with school vouchers if public money is accepted by private or religious schools they must give up their tax-exempt status and pay taxes it would help raise more money.

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