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Americans United chapter founder to speak at League of Women Voters meeting

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League of Women Voters event

The Williamson County League of Women Voters chapter monthly meeting will feature speaker Charles Sumner on Feb. 17, 2021.

The Williamson County League of Women Voters chapter holds monthly meetings — usually at the John P. Holt Library but currently on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and this month’s will feature speaker Charles Sumner. 

The February meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. virtually on Zoom. The programs are free and open to the public.

Sumner has been a resident of Nashville since 2000, when he moved from Rochester, New York. He retired from a pharmaceutical career and founded the Nashville chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, now in its 20th year. He has been a member of the Americans United National Leadership Council and is on its speaker's bureau. He was a recipient of an award from the Tennessee Alliance for Progress and is a supporter of the Nashville L-Club and Nashville Peace and Justice Center. 

To register for the meeting, visit

The League of Women Voters is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization formed to help women take a larger role in public affairs after they won the right to vote. 

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There is no such thing and certainly no constitutionality of the 'separation of church and state' mantra. Our founding fathers were mostly, taught in schools which read & learn from the Bible and as a result they were honorable, God fearing men who knew that the day our nation should be run by 'anti-God' men and women, its days as a Republic will be numbered. The separation doctrine has been rightfully debunked by history and the facts. Have you ever seen the facade of our Supreme Court of the United States? How would Moses and the Ten Commandments be on the gable under this garbage theory? Our Christian founding fathers were most certainly NOT concerned with separating the church from the state, but separating the state from the church. There is a giant and vital difference. They'd all had enough of the Church of England and knew that the U.S. Government should be different, that our Republic should be made up of God fearing men and women who have their morals set by the one and only standard, God's holy and infallible word the Holy Bible. We should all strive for this goal, rather than listen to the folks that would have all our leaders 'agnostic', and, destroying what our founders knew would happen if we did.

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