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Americans United Wins the Internet with Jane Lynch & Jordan Peele

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, one of my favorite secular orgs in the US, has released a hilarious 1970s-esque video of comedians Jane Lynch (of Glee and various Christopher Guest films) and Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele) performing a song about why Church and State must part ways forever, much to Church’s chagrin. EDIT: Rebecca Davis-Nord at AU kindly sent me the lyrics, for those who can’t enjoy the video, which is embedded below:

STATE

I NEED TO TALK TO YOU IF I CAN FIND MY WAY

CHURCH

I AM ALL KNOWING SO I’M KNOWING WHAT YOU’LL SAY

STATE

YOU ALWAYS TAKE CONTROL

HATE WHEN YOU PLAY THAT ROLE

I GOTTA BE STRONG CUZ BABY WE DON’T BELONG TOGETHER

CHURCH

I WISH I KNEW WHAT MAKES ME DO THE THINGS I DO

STATE

YOU ARE DIVINE MY LOVE WHEN YOU’RE JUST DOING YOU

CHURCH

SEE THERE IS GOOD IN ME

BUT BAD IS ALL YOU SEE

BOTH

COULD I’VE BEEN WRONG MAYBE WE DON’T BELONG TOGETHER

WE’RE CHURCH AND STATE

AND WE NEED TO SEPARATE

CUZ WE’RE ALL UP ON EACH OTHER AND WE’RE HURTING ONE

ANOTHER AND IT’S CAUSING HATE

BEEN TOGETHER FOR WAY TOO LONG

YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN MY WRONGS

WE NEED TO SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE

CHURCH

HOW’ MA GONNA KEEP MY PRAYERS OFF OF YOUR SCHOOLS

STATE

YOU CAN DO IT BABY FOLLOW YOUR GOLDEN RULE

CHURCH

WITH A BODY LIKE THAT I CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT

STATE

THAT’S WHY YOU MAKE IT SO HARD WHEN I LEGISLATE

BOTH

WE WILL NEVER SEE EYE TO EYE

SO LET’S JUST SAY GOODBYE

AND KNOW WE’LL SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN

CHURCH

WITH ADAM AND EVE UP IN HEAVEN

OR ADAM AND STEVE UP IN

STATE

CHURCH

(FINGERS OVER STATE’S LIPS)

SHHHHHHH

BOTH

WERE CHURCH AND STATE

AND WE NEED TO SEPARATE

CUZ WE’RE ALL UP IN EACH OTHER AND WE’RE HURTING ONE

ANOTHER AND IT’S CAUSING HATE

BEEN TOGETHER FOR WAY TOO LONG

YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN MY WRONGS

WE NEED TO SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE

CHURCH STATE

HALLELUJAH PLEASE BABY DON’T LET IT END THIS

WAY

EXULTATION

FA LA LA LA LA LA LA I GET WEAK WHEN I HEAR YOU

PRAY

STATE

(SPOKEN)

STAY STRONG MAN

BOTH

WE NEED TO SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE

CHURCH

(SPOKEN)

GO AHEAD, TRY TO FORGET ME STATE

BUT MY NAME WILL ALWAYS BE IN YOUR COURTS AND ON YOUR

MONEY.

The video comes with a call to sign a petition in support of separation of church and state. Do it!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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