Religious Liberty Principle
The God-given right of Religious Liberty is best exercised when church and state are separate.
Government is God's agency to protect individual rights and to conduct civil affairs; in exercising these responsibilities, officials are entitled to respect and co-operation.
Religious Liberty entails freedom of conscience; to worship or not to worship, to profess, practice and promulgate religious beliefs or to change them. In exercising these rights, however, one must respect the equivalent rights of all others.
Attempts to unite church and state are opposed to the interests of each, subversive of human rights and potentially persecuting in character, to oppose union, lawfully and honourably, is not only the church's duty but the essence of the Golden Rule - to treat others as one wishes to be treated.