Witchy Woman

Christine O'Donnell's Constitution Gaffe

Someone could use a pocket Constitution: “Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell asked in a debate with her opponent Chris Coons on Tuesday morning—a question “which prompted laughs from the studio audience,” according to CBS News. Coons had argued that that the First Amendment prohibits the teaching of intelligent design in public schools. "The First Amendment does?" O'Donnell asked. "Let me just clarify: You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?" Coons replied, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” O’Donnell asked, “That’s in the First Amendment?” Earlier in the debate, O’Donnell had attacked Coons for not knowing enough about the Constitution, saying, “Perhaps they didn’t teach you constitutional law at Yale Divinity School.”