(This email came to me from the Orlando Freethinkers & Humanists group that I'm a member of:)
The conservative, fundamentalist Christian church I grew up in (Seventh-day Adventist) was VERY concerned also about separation of church & state & had its own department of Religious Liberty to monitor actions by the U. S. or State governments that would violate this constitutional principle. Since they are a religion that worships on Saturday (as they interpret the Bible Sabbath in the same way that the Jewish religion does), they were/are very concerned that the majority of Christians who worship on Sunday might try to force them, a religious minority, to also worship on Sunday, thus violating an identifying and fundamental tenet of their faith.
So; from my history, it is not "surprising or unreasonable" to me that others of other persuasions of belief -- or Freedom TO believe (or not) -- would also be concerned about the importance of this fundamental principle of our Constitution: Separation of Church & State. It's WHY the Pilgrims CAME to America--to escape religious persecution & forced religious homogeneity.
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From: Jack Maurice
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Subject: [atheists-36] 'National Day of Reason' Proclamation Submitted to Congress
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