YES! Absolutely!! The thing that is blown out of proportion in church and state issues is that Conservatives are trying shove religious beliefs down our throats. That’s not the case. Granted, there are people who do, but generally the right believes we should simply be free to worship as we wish There are groups that want all references to God removed from public view. These groups don’t represent a majority of Americans. In fact I would guess they represent a very small portion of Americans. They are, however, loud. They receive a disproportionate share of publicity, and in some cases succeed in applying their positions to public policy. Some of these groups want to do things like remove the Declaration of Independence from schools because it mentions God. When anyone from the right comes out opposing these groups he is branded a religious zealot trying to impose his beliefs on the rest of the country. In actuality, however, most Americans from both sides oppose these extremist ideas. Most people don’t want the Declaration of Independence removed from schools, and most people don’t care if the Ten Commandments are displayed outside of a Courthouse. Does anyone refuse to accept or spend money because it says “In God We Trust”? The ideas of these groups are generally extremist in nature. Opposing these groups does not make one a “serpent-handling bible thumper”. I’m as conservative as anybody, but could no more quote a bible verse than speak Chinese. I also don’t believe organized religion belongs in public schools. But if a child wants to give thanks to God before eating lunch he or she should not be ridiculed or disciplined for doing so.