This is a somewhat popular debate topic, largely popularized by the passing of controversial anti-religious laws, such as the banning of the burqa. this alone is evidence for me, that France is not secular, because there is a relationship between church and state. I'd love to hear a counter-argument for this, but it really is a thorn in the atheist's side right now.
I don't get it.
How does banning of the burqa create a relationship between the State and the Catholic church, Islam or any other religion in France ? What are the other 'anti-religious laws' to which you refer ? Where is this a popular topic for debate ?
Like Napoleon, I can't say that I get it either. I know they have banned the burka. All western nations have banned slavery, even though it's sanctioned by the Old Testament, New Testament, and Koran. Is banning slavery anti-religious also? Finally, I'll admit I don't live in France, nor am a French citizen, so I don't know if they have specifically passed other laws affecting religion.