Melissa Rogers, founder and director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest, has a post on her blog looking in great detail at Joe Biden’s views on a whole range of church/state issues. There’s not a lot there to be concerned about. He’s not a strict separationist, but he’s not too far from it. The post includes a number of quotes from Biden on everything from “under God” in the pledge of allegiance (he’s for it, but what politician could say they’re not?) to school prayer (he’s against it, of course) to the whole issue of how to reconcile generally applicable laws with the free exercise clause (he was a co-sponsor of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act) to teaching ID in public schools (he’s firmly against it). The post includes some interesting questioning by Biden of Clarence Thomas on the Yoder/Sherbert/Smith series of cases, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Scalia’s approach to such matters.