As I was pausing to omit "under god" in the pledge this morning and listening to a Mississippi state senator explain why he opposes equal rights for homosexuals, it occurred to me that these people would easily see that they wouldn't want people dictating their religious beliefs on them, particularly using the state. But they just don't seem to see themselves as forcing their religion on others. When we say separation of church and state I think they see it as a trump card of their beliefs and it is when those beliefs infringe on my rights. How can we frame "church and state separation" to include the religious majority and show them separation is the guarantee of there religious liberty. Maybe that's it. The pledge and homosexual rights are religious liberty issues.