Church-state separationist James Dunn dead at 83

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Wake Forest Divinity School professor Rev. James Dunn. Photo by Ken Bennett, courtesy of Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Wake Forest Divinity School professor Rev. James Dunn. Photo by Ken Bennett, courtesy of Wake Forest University School of Divinity

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(RNS) “The 20th century had no greater champion of religious freedom -- of conscience -- than James Dunn,” said Oliver “Buzz” Thomas, former general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee.

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  • Be Brave

    The problem with being a Christian and working on and with Separation of Church and State ideals/proponents in a real way, is that you have to yoke yourself to liars and haters that really want nothing but ruin for Christians and Christianity but say they aren’t/don’t. Barry Lynn comes quickly to mind. The ACLU comes just as quickly to the same reasoning powers when actuality is yoked to reality.

    It’s probably more often than not, a dance with the real Devil when moving to the tune of Church-State activism.

  • larry

    It doesn’t say much for one’s faith if they feel threatened by those advocating the separation of church and state. Of course people of a theocratic/anti-democratic bent consider secular government to be an attack on their faith. But that is because they don’t value religious freedom. The separation of church and state maintains the integrity of both.

  • @BB,

    Why would you like your laws
    constructed to the specifications of Leprechauns and mermaids?

    Isn’t there enough inefficiency in Government without declaring additional rights for a clutch of imaginary hysterics !?