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  • n. advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state


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  • I know there are some Republicans who want to keep Mexicans from coming here (I'm not scared of them killing us, but I am wary the impact of their kids), while I haven't heard any propose denying visas to terrorist-producing countries, something like what Lawrence Auster has termed "separationism".

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  • As a reality of the universal Church, in virtue of the mutual interiority between universal Church and local Church, the movements are called to act in the particular Churches, enriching them and preserving them from the danger of "separationism" or of "localism."

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  • In the case of Woolf, Elshtain stiffens her tone and accuses her of seeking to 'de-realise' rather than realise the citizen with her outsider, peaceful separationism.

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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates pointed out on his blog at the Atlantic that Hitchens lied about what Michelle had actually written in her thesis, which was that Carmichael and Charles Hamilton had “developed definitions of separationism in their discussion of Black Power which guided me in the formulation and use of this concept in the study.”

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  • But their strict separationism is not a “Jewish” response–that would be to have state-funded Jewish schools, or ensure that a Hebrew Bible and prayers without Jesus were used.

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  • For now, however, the "foxes" of elitism and separationism are guarding the "henhouse" of NC diversity.

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  • ADDED: Archaeoblog likes my blog/scholarship separationism.

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  • Thus, Feldman needs to say much more about how he would enforce strict separationism in the welfare state that is, the money context.


  • Within the Waco community, shock and awe characterized Baylor rank and file as the Texas Baptist types reeled over what was happening to cherished ideals like religious liberty and strict separationism, a critical scholarly approach to ideas, and a cooperative Free Church type of Christianity.

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  • But the Great Emancipator's characterization of the United States as a nation under God appears to undermine the strict separationism that the

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