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Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Nashville Chapter
PO Box 210005 . Nashville TN 37221


Eschewing Obfuscation


This section of the web site is devoted to essays which appeared in the Nashville Free Press authored by a past president of Nashville Chapter Americans United, Charles Sumner. The Free Press published for a few months but was victim to the economic downturn. There is some hope that it may rise phoenix-like at a future time. Much of the series was devoted to the history of religious freedom and separation of church and state in America. This series could be expanded at some time.


Three-Minute Introduction to Separation of Church and State 

published in the January 15th edition of the Nashville Free Press

Is Posting the Ten Commandments Moral or Immoral?
published in the January 29th edition of the Nashville Free Press

Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday
published in the February 12th edition of the Nashville Free Press

Religious Liberty Requires Government Neutrality
published in the February 26th edition of the Nashville Free Press

Religious Liberty in Colonial America
published in the March 12th edition of the Nashville Free Press

Roger Williams - Freedom's Forgotten Hero
published in the April 9th edition of the Nashville Free Press

Conflicts over Religion and Government
published in the April 23rd edition of the Nashville Free Press

America as a "Religious Refuge"
published in the May 7th edition of the Nashville Free Press

The Enlightenment and Deism
published in the June 4th edition of the Nashville Free Press

The Sage of Monticello
published in the June 18th edition of the Nashville Free Press

Jefferson's "Wall of Separation"
published in the August 6th edition of the Nashville Free Press

Why Do We Need a Progressive Newspaper?
published in the September 3rd edition of the Nashville Free Press