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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22 2014 7:10 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

@SCfan – “Have you ever considered that "secularism" and politics don't mix.”

Secularism joined with the freedom of religion in the constitution is what makes Sharia Law illegal. It removes the ability of a religious group to impose their rules on other people.

salt lake city, UT

Hey Tyler, and others,

It's not intuitive, but the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment halts the government from entanglement with religion. Look up cases involving the Lemon test.

Of course, the IRS requires religious corporations to refrain from some political activity, but 1) the 1st A is supreme and 2) the rules aren't enforced very well.

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