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Gary Sloan

Gary Sloan is a retired English professor living in Ruston, Louisiana. He writes for freethought media, including Free Inquiry, Skeptic, The Freethinker (London), American Atheist, and Skeptical Inquirer.

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Old Presidents and New Theocrats

In newspaper editorials and letters, new-fashioned theocrats try to subvert the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by adducing pious remarks of the first U. S. Presidents. The comments are supposed to demonstrate that the first presidents sanctioned sponsorship of religious interests. On the contrary, these presidents left considerable evidence that they favored a strict separation of church and state.