This year, The Supreme Court has ruled over four court cases involving the separation of the church and state:
- Overturned Roe vs. Wade
- Backed a Washington state football coach who was denied the access to pray after games on the field
- Endorsed taxpayer money paying for students to attend religious schools under a Maine tuition assistance program
- Ruled in favor of a Christian group that sought to fly a flag decorated with a cross at Boston City Hall
There is a 6-3 majority of conservatives on the bench. As of late, it seems like the conservative justices want to break down the wall that keeps church and state separate. The Establishment Clause says that the government can’t make any law “regarding an establishment of religion,” even though this clause isn’t written out in the First Amendment.
When it comes to making Christianity the main religion in the United States, most Americans are against this idea more than they are for it. Most Americans agree that church and state should be kept separate. I think that the church and the government should be kept separate. America has never been a church-state, and it shouldn’t become one now. The U.S. has always been proud of its diverse population.
That seems to be a problem for some people.
Some of the earliest “settlers” in the nation fled religious persecution in Europe, as documented in the country’s history. In the United States, citizens are entitled to practice any religion they choose. In many countries and cultures, religious persecution is a common practice.
The average American would not be in favor of religious persecution if it was any other religion besides Christianity being forced. So why should the government try to force Christianity on someone who does not practice or care to practice? The whole purpose of Church vs. State is that the government should stay neutral toward all religions and not favor one religion. The U.S. is not a Christian nation. It was never a Christian nation and it should remain that way.