The Founders Opposed Taxpayer-Funded Religion To Help Faith, Not Hurt It | Americans United for Separation of Church and State

The framers of the Constitution believed that houses of worship should not receive tax dollars. They didn’t feel this way because they were hostile to religion – far from it. While they clearly believed that forcing people to support religion against their will was a violation of the fundamental right of conscience, the Founding Fathers also understood that faith communities prosper when voluntarily supported by members.
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