We have been made to believe that there is a separation between church and state. For this reason discussions of the two are hushed in forums often. This is the most unrealistic ideology. The state forges laws that infiltrate the church and it's belief system and has for centuries. The law removing prayer from schools, was not this an act of state infringing on a belief system, on the basis of offense to others? Same sex marriage which is against the belief of the church was implemented by different states. Marriage is normally performed by the clergy of the church. The expectation is for the church to perform and recognize a union they deem ungodly. Where is the separation?