Separation of church and state is not Constitutional. It was a phrase employed in one of the Federalist Papers.
It is, of course, a good idea. In pre-Revolutionary England the State Church was and still is the Church of England.
Since many of the FFs were Puritans, and were at war with Anglicanism, they and wanted religious freedom, of which in England at that time there was none.
It is a shame that Puritans sought for religious freedom for themselves and not for others, and several Quakers hanged by the men in Tall Hats found to their cost.
The land of freedom was not welcoming to Catholics, Chinese, Jews and lots of other people that were 'yearning to breathe free' and tried to do it by coming to the US.
Africans were particularly hard hit by a Constitution that did not count them as people.
When will we ever learn?
What happened to separation of church and state? The state would be upset if the church tried to intrude this way into its business.
It seems we constantly hear the term "separation of church and state" when churches want to become involved with moral issues, but when immorality wants to dictate to the church, it's seems there isn't any "separation."
Religious rights are taken a back seat to immorality as the scriptures foretold. The abomination of desolation as spoken by Daniel, when we no longer can operate our temples. We know how the story ends.
This is very scary stuff. As common sense seems to be replaced with calling good evil and evil good.
This is an example of why I contribute regularly to the Alliance Defending Freedom, and encourage others to consider doing likewise.
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