"Convenntional wisdon" - - the last refuge of the ignorant and lazy mind.
Anyways, just for fun, here is the verbatim text of Amendment 1. (It contains nothing about "separation of church and state". That myth arose from a disgraceful, perverted, one-way take on the first line of Amendment 1, and a complete dismissal of the six words following the first comma. Spin, distort, pervert, repeat....)
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
The opening phrase, "Congress shall make no law....", has been perverted by the liberals into prohibiting a valedictorian from praying publicly at his graduation, barring military folks from leading Boy Scout troops, and condemning public displays of the Ten Commandments.
Errol Louis and his ilk are sick dogs who are scared to death that America may be on the verge of reclaiming its moral compass.
Absolutely right. Perhaps you know, where did the term "separation of Church and State" originally come from?
Supposedly it derives from the clause you posted, but I have never seen it actually in the Constitution.