The phrase "separation of church and state" was derived from this clause in the first amendment of the US constitution:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"
This clause was intended to limit the power of the federal government. This clause was intended to keep Government from collaborating with churches. This clause was a safeguard against the US becoming a theocracy where Government and State act as one.
Today, Nancy Pelosi was reported as saying the following in a speech to Catholic leaders:
I would hope that there’s one thing that we can do working together as we go forward that speaks to what the Bible tells us about the dignity and worth of every person — and that is on the subject of immigration,” Pelosi said in her remarks. “Because I think the Church is going to have to play a very major role in how we, in how people are treated.”
Pelosi is influencing religious leaders. She is suggesting that religious leaders "work together" with government leaders. This is a violation of our constitution's first amendment. IMHO, this is an impeachable offense. House leader Nancy Pelosi is third in line to the Presidency. She is only 2 heartbeats away from becoming president herself. She has violated her sacred oath (to God) to uphold the constitution of the US. She needs to be impeached.
Wake up America, our lawmakers are not following the US constitution in a big way and no one is paying attention.
Here is a link to a related article: http://americaswatchtower.com/2010/05/10/nancy-pelosi-asks-the-catholic-church-to-preach-in-favor-of-amnesty-for-illegal-aliens/
IMHO, government funds should not be used to support Churches (faith based initiatives). Church money should not be used to support government. This can only result in undue influence. Pelosi is using her powerful position as speaker of the house to influence and pressure religious leaders. This is unconstitutional.