Separation Between Church and State

On July 12, I had the privilege to invite Winter Garden resident Joseph Richardson to give the invocation at the Board of County Commission meeting. Richardson is a founding member of the Central Florida Freethought Community and prominent humanist, and he gave a secular invocation discussing the importance of respecting each other, critical thinking, freedom, and unity.  Recent devastating blows to our civil liberties imposed by the ‘Don’t Say Gay” bill and the overturning of Roe vs. Wade made this message timely. Separation of church and state is enshrined in our Constitution, and it is imperative that we continue to protect the freedom to worship as you wish, or not at all.