Religion and the Constitution

I would like to address a recent and existing issue with our local government. There is an organization in our country that is on a mission of questionable goals. Here is the reason I use the term questionable goals.

I have recently contacted this organization trying to understand their motive and mission with very incomplete attempts of an answer.

This organization is known as Freedom From Religion.

I called the headquarters directly and spoke with two representatives, one of which claimed to be a constitutional attorney.

Of course, both brought into the description of their mission, the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America of which states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”

My simple question was, “What law did congress pass that was unconstitutional to this amendment ?”

I always say a direct question deserves a direct answer, but as suspected I did not receive a direct answer. All they could tell me was that schools and government were performing unconstitutional activity by having prayer. There are no laws that make it mandatory to do so or make it mandatory to participate. Therefore, they could not tell me what part of their acts were unconstitutional.

I asked myself why is there an organization that is claiming unconstitutionality but they fail to give me a quality example of this. They want a law that states prayer is unconstitutional in any form of government and they are using the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America which states congress shall make no law prohibiting the freedom of speech or prohibiting the exercise of religion, now that would be unconstitutional!

This organization just happens to be at least partially funded by a few billionaires who are on a mission of their own. If you don’t believe that, do the research.

The statement that congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion means freedom of religion or freedom from religion.

If you remove one of those it becomes a dictatorial government.

Think about it.

Harold Flinn

Parkersburg

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