Here’s the lead paragraph in this very short Associated Press article:
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country’s constitutional traditions and that God has been good to the U.S. exactly because Americans honor him.
Is the AP so ignorant of the country’s constitutional traditions that they think Scalia is making news by stating such a position?
It’s clear from America’s founding documents that our founders wanted to do without a state church such as England had (i.e., the Church of England) but it is just as clear that they had no intention of doing without God or religion.
What were the reporter and editor associated with this article doing in their American history classes?
(a 1-minute read; 128 words)