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Your View: State-church separation guarantees our freedoms – Opinion – southcoasttoday.com – New Bedford, MA

A recent op-ed by James Grady misunderstood the U.S. Constitution and the concept of religious freedom it enshrines (“Your View: Defend your religious freedom,” April 17).Government officials cannot use their government offices to promote their personal religion. Principals, teachers, judges, and mayors occupy offices that are public trusts, which belong to “We the People,” not the temporary officeholder. If a legislator were to use his office for personal financial gain it would