By Arlin M. Adams
Here's a concise evaluate of the old improvement and judicial interpretation of the 1st modification faith clauses. It starts off with a survey of the background of yankee spiritual liberty, is going directly to current the perspectives of the Founding Fathers, after which considers the middle price of non secular liberty and the constitutional reasons that enforce that worth.
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We make room for as wide a variety of beliefs and creeds as the spiritual needs of man deem necessary. We sponsor an attitude on the part of government that shows no partiality to any one group and that lets each flourish according to the zeal of its adherents and the appeal of its dogma. When the state encourages religious instruction or cooperates with religious authorities by adjusting the schedule of public events to sectarian needs, it follows the best of our traditions. For it then respects the religious nature of our people and accommodates the public service to their spiritual needs.
The Historical Roots of American Religious Liberty [T]he fundamental principles of civil and religious liberty . . form the basis whereon these republics, their laws and constitutions, are erected. Northwest Ordinance, 1787 The American Founders were influenced greatly by theologians and philosophers who reflected on the religious conflicts that occurred in the wake of the Reformation. From Martin Luther and John Calvin they inherited the view that God had instituted "two kingdoms"a heavenly one where the church exercised spiritual authority and an earthly one where the civil magistrates exercised temporal authority.
7 The Pilgrims of Plymouth Bay were separatist Puritans who had repudiated the establishment. 8 The nonseparatist Puritans who founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony still recognized the Anglican Church and thus were less tolerant than their Pilgrim brethren, setting up a theocentric commonwealth premised on Old Testament law. Their magistrates and ministers cooperated in expelling dissenters, enforcing church attendance, limiting the electoral franchise to church members, and supporting the Congregational churches Page 5 through taxation.
A Nation Dedicated to Religious Liberty by Arlin M. Adams