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.
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/the-founders-opposed-taxpayer-funded-religion-to-help-faith-not-hurt-it
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