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Should we separate our state and religion Should the government no longer display a nativity scene during Christmas The United States of America is one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world America has more than 1500 different religious bodies and 360000 churches in the United States Protecting 1996 The men that wrote the constitution knew that and made it clear that they should separate the government from religion to make sure that the nation stays that way When do we know when to draw the line Is it necessary to ban all of the schools from singing Silent Night during the holidays Who decides on where to draw the line The government has the first amendment to abide by Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof as it states The fact that this Amendment to the Constitution of the United States makes every law passed having to do with this issue redundant Yet the Amendment guarantees the religious freedom that we are so fortunate to haveThe state keeps protruding in on religious freedom though Theres the Jewish man who was required to take off his skullcap in a courtroom and the Lutheran lay minister in Florida who lost his drivers license for performing the Eucharist who was charged with serving alcohol to minors Baldauf 1999 p 1 In order to stop issues like these 11 states are considering adoption of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act RFRA a bill that would protect religious expression from state intrusion Many fear that this would bring an army of lawsuits From every prisoner in jail demanding better places of worship To parents claiming religious reasons for denying medical care for their children Baldauf 1999 p 1 I believe that a law that like this would be excellent I really do not think that there would be that many issues if this law were passed The reason I
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