Actor Stephen Baldwin said on a recent episode of The Church Boys podcast that many people simply don't realize that the separation of church and state was "never intended to become a separation from God."
Baldwin made these constitutional comments while speaking about his new film, "God's Club," which he described as a story centered around fictional character Michael Evens — a man who ends up under fire amid a fiery First Amendment debate.
"[It is the] story of a dad who is a teacher and, tragically, he loses [his wife who] was very inspired and motivated for their daughter ... to implement a Bible study [at her school]," he explained. "The film goes into the obstacles and conflicts that my character experiences."
Listen to Baldwin discuss "God's Club" and the separation of church and state below:
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Baldwin's character relaunches that Bible club, but some parents protest and want it disbanded. What unfolds is a battle between the two parties, with Evens being forced to stand up for his faith.
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The movie "reflects on and touches upon the seriousness of separation of church and state, which in the film I have this one kind of cool line where I say, 'Well, when they created the law for separation of church and state it was never intended to become a separation from God,' which is true," Baldwin said. "A lot of people don't know that."
We'll leave you with a video of Baldwin discussing the movie:
The "separation of church and state" is a concept that Thomas Jefferson described in a letter to the Danbury Baptists in 1802, writing about "a wall of separation between church and state" that he said was erected to protect Americans from government intrusion.
The words do not appear in the U.S. Constitution.
As TheBlaze previously reported, Baldwin also discussed his support of Donald Trump for U.S. president, saying that Trump is “more ‘regular joe’” than many realize.
“Underneath it I really just think he’s a family guy,” the actor said. “He’s more down-to-earth than people realize.”
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