First Amendment Advocate, Special Issue January 2006
The Newsletter of the Oklahoma Chapter of Americans United
The Original Intent of the First Amendment
Constitution of the States of Oklahoma
Section I-2: Religious Liberty
“Perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and no inhabitant of the State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship; and no religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights.”
Section II-5: Public Money or Property — Use for Sectarian Purposes.
“No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.”
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
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