By Kimberly Bloom Jackson
Taking center stage in our nation’s capital is the new Museum of the Bible – a massive $500-plus-million-dollar, privately funded, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the world’s most famous book.
Some in the media, most notably on CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today, seem to be trying to stir up a little hysteria by claiming that the museum opened “under a cloud of suspicion.” Because the museum is located just two blocks from the U.S. Capitol, they fear that it might threaten the “separation of church and state.”
Apparently, some people are still clueless about what the phrase “separation of church and state” actually means, let alone realize that it’s nowhere to be found in the U.S. Constitution or any other founding document. I suppose this is to be expected from those who don’t actually read about our nation’s history from original sources.
Factually speaking, I find it fascinating that in 1800, Congress approved the House Chamber to be used for Sunday services. These religious services were non-denominational and available to everyone, including members of Congress. Public worship in the Capitol was so popular that it lasted 100 years!
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