Date registered: Dec 2005
Location: United States
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That means the government will not pick a religion, say, such as Catholicism, and say, 'You are to worship this way or else'. The Church of England separated from the Roman Catholic Church because they would not grant King Henry VIII an annulment from Catherine of Aragon so he could marry Anne Boleyn. This church was later used to suppress other religions and the people. So, when the framers placed that establishment clause in there, it was to PREVENT THE ESTABLISHMENT OR SANCTIONING of a national religion. It was NOT put in there to PROHIBIT worship of any kind. It actually says so, but, for some reason, that part of it gets glided over.
Straw man. No responsible figure contends that "any kind" of worship is "PROHIBITed". Quite the contrary. But your assertion regarding the meaning of "respecting" remains only that--an assertion.
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