• “The concept of a ‘wall’ of separation between church and state is a . . . figure of speech . . . but the metaphor itself is not a wholly accurate description of the practical aspects of the relationship that in fact exists between church and state. The Constitution does not require complete separation of church and state; it affirmatively mandates accommodation, not merely tolerance, of all religions, and forbids hostility toward any. Anything less would require the ‘callous indifference’ (Zorach v. Clauson), that was never intended by the Establishment Clause . . . Indeed, we have observed, such hostility would bring us into ‘war with our national tradition as embodied in the First Amendment’s guaranty of the free exercise of religion. (McCollum) . . .” ~Chief Justice Warren E. Burger referenced Justice William O’Douglas’ Zorach v. Clauson opinion in the 1984 decision of Lynch v Donnelly
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