- Jay Parini: Government neutrality on religious questions is something that makes us Americans
- It's not in the interest of any Christian to see the separation of church and state eroded, Parini says
Jay Parini teaches at Middlebury College. He wrote "Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America."
(CNN)President Donald Trump sends shock waves through the nation, around the world, every day of the week, and sometimes this is bluster that doesn't actually threaten America's deepest values.