It's too bad the phrase "separation of church and state" ever got started.
The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution (as far as religion is concerned), states that Congress shall not make a law creating a religion nor shall Congress make a law to prevent the free exercise of religion. That's it. Period. It does not go into the executive branch or the judicial branch of the government.
The first amendment does not have to do with a school exhibiting the Ten Commandments or having the Ten Commandments posted in any government building. Congress is the only governmental body mentioned in the first amendment.
Let us pay more attention to the U.S. Constitution.
Bill Mead, Payson