State Sen. Oley Larsen (R-Minot) defended his vote on a recent bill by calling the separation of church and state “misguided information that people have bought into.”
Larsen was in the majority of senators who voted last week to kill House Bill 1163, legislation that would have ended North Dakota’s ban on Sunday morning shopping.
Someone asked Larsen on Facebook, “Don’t you think there should be separation of church and state? Is that not what our forefathers wanted?”
“The separation of church and state is misguided information that people have bought into originating from the federalist papers,” Larsen wrote back.