I just heard two coworkers bitching and moaning about complaints against Tom DeLay’s reading at a Congressional prayer service. In particular, they were decrying the notion of separation of church and state, which they say is nowhere in the Constitution. Ah, literalists. It’s not quite that simple. And it totally misses the point.

It hit me that this may just be something we hear a lot more: an attack on the very notion of the separation of church and state because it “isn’t in the Constitution.”