Are recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings consistent with the Founding Fathers’ intentions for the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, and what role does the common phrase “separation of church and state” play in political discourse related to constitutional interpretation? Include in your discussion whether and/or to what extent separation of church and state is consistent with biblical principles. Historical, legal and academic sources are appropriate sources for this assignment. Popular sources or advocacy publications may be used sparingly to convey opposing sides in the contemporary debate, but do not count toward your required number of sources.
Over the course of this subterm, you have analyzed opposing arguments and evidence associated with a popular topic of political debate in American society. For this final Discussion Forum, please (1) identify an argument and related supporting evidence that represent the most persuasive points in opposition to your own viewpoint (i.e. research conclusion); and (2) explain what criteria or logic you employed in refuting that argument/supporting evidence. Please provide details and include a brief introduction, conclusion and Reference list for sources/articles employed. Please follow Turabian Author-Date style for citations and Reference list.