"I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor
Jewish--where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on
public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other
ecclesiastical source--where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly
or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials--and
where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is
treated as an act against all.
-JFK address to the Ministerial Association of Greater Houston, 12 September 1960