What Are The Arguments Against The Separation Of Church And State

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America is the land of the free. According to the first amendment, every American is given the freedom to practice any religious faith. Contradicting this amendment is the Separation of Church and State, which separates the United States Government from being biased towards one religion. According to these two statements, government officials are obligated to perform their duties regardless of their faith. Many Americans believe that a person’s religious beliefs should be able to determine whether or not he or she performs the duties of a government official. Most recently, this has come into light in Kentucky where a county clerk, Kim Davis, refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, even though it is the law of the land as determined by the supreme court. However, actions such as these are considered unconstitutional and irrational because they violate the separation of church and state, are a misconception…show more content…
The separation of church and state is a pillar of the constitution written by America’s Founding Fathers. The colonists inhabited and colonized America, so that they could develop a government that was not fused with any religion. They did not want this type of government because they did not like religion. They wanted it because Europe’s government was in union with the Catholic Church and as a result, the colonists experienced repression. Thus, America does not have a religion. When the Founding Fathers wrote the constitution, they wrote it as a secular document. They decided on having a completely secular government because they were well aware of the dangers that come from having a church-state union. Therefore, the colonists did not build the American government based on any religious views. They wrote the constitution to insure that every American was treated with equality regardless of their religious
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