From veto message, February 21, 1811. “BecaUSe the bill vests in the said incorporated church an authority to provide for the support of the poor and the education of poor […]
“In the Hobby Lobby cases, five male Justices of the Supreme Court, who are all members of the Catholic faith and who each were appointed by a President who hailed from the Republican party, decided that a huge corporation, with thousands of employees and gargantuan revenues, was a ‘person’ entitled to assert a religious objection to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate because that corporation was ‘closely held’ by family members.
I checked the preamble to the Constitution and guess what? It starts with the words “We the people.” It does not begin with we the hospitals, schools, day care centers, soup kitchens, or any other institution … not even churches! The first amendment guarantees freedom of religion to “We the people” it does not guarantee freedom of religion to hospitals, schools, day care centers, soup kitchens, or any other institution … not even churches!
My father, a fundamentalist Baptist Minister, opposed, (no he was actually angered), by public events that included pray. He based his opinion of such acts on the verses which you can check out here: http://bible.cc/matthew/6-5.htm and here http://bible.cc/matthew/6-6.htm and here http://bible.cc/mark/12-17.htm and here http://bible.cc/john/9-31.htm. He agreed with Billy Graham that what these verses made abundantly clear was that ” Sin erects a barrier between us and God.
This is a condensed summary of what Fundamentalist Christians believe.
There is only one God.
God is a Spirit. (That is he has no physical or material existence. [Unless he chooses to have one like when he “… became flesh and dwelt among us.”])
God is omniscient (all knowing [although he sometimes asks questions like “…