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John Ragosta

John Ragosta is the author of the forthcoming book, “Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed,” and is a visiting assistant professor of history at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.

Blog Posts by John Ragosta

Posted by John Ragosta, Paul Finkelman, Steven K. Green 1 year 2 weeks ago
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a city, town, or county could open its regular meetings with a sectarian (that is, Christian) prayer without violating the First Amendment’s Establishment...
Posted by John Ragosta 1 year 4 weeks ago
Yet another Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit has been filed, this time with New Jersey humanists challenging the requirement that each school day begin with recitation of the pledge describing the United...
Posted by John Ragosta 2 years 18 weeks ago
Today is Religious Freedom Day — a day to celebrate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom. Why celebrate it?Celebrate because our government does not...