Minneapolis Star-Tribune Editorial: Moore's monument / Attacking the vehicle of freedom - excerpt, referring to those protesting the removal of the Ten Commandments (one Christian version, anyway) memorial from the Alabama state courthouse where it was recently installed:
"Surely they would not like to return to colonial Virginia, for example, where the Anglican church was the state church, people could be sentenced to death for blasphemy and Baptists, especially, suffered persecution. Nor would they like colonial Massachusetts, where Puritans controlled the government. They most likely wouldn't even appreciate present-day Germany, where citizens are still taxed by the government to provide financial support for churches.
"No, Christians have it pretty good in the United States today, and they have the separation clause of the First Amendment to thank."