Question: In next two weeks my high school debater must present both affirmative/negative views on this topic: “Democracy is best served with a complete separation of church and state.” Any suggestions?
Answer: We haven’t written anything directly on separation of church and state. However, listen to the last section (the “Practical Application”) of Dr. Dave’s Talk on Romans 13:1-7 (http://www.growingchristians.org/talks/romans_13a).
Our secular society wrongly equates separation between church and state with separation between God and state. The framers of our Constitution never had the idea of eliminating God from the public arena when they advocated separation between a specific “church” and state. Their idea, which was biblical, was that both church and state are subordinate to God, and both answer to God.