I guess those who would like to abolish the separation of Church and State are jumping for joy with this latest SCOTUS ruling. However, be assured, their ecstasy will be short-lived if the Conservative Christian Court that now operates without shame were ever to do away with this separation for good. Most likely the next ruling will be the appointment of some priest, minister, rabbi or whatever religious clergy that We-The-People, are to be ruled by...(without a doubt, it will be Christian) Theocracy and all its Biblical Stoning, is on is on its way! thinkingblue
Below is a brief summation of the Church of England under King Henry VIII.
EXCERPT: The churches
During the 1530s King Henry VIII broke with the Catholic Church in Rome and by the Act of Supremacy was made supreme head on earth of a new Church of England. Puritans believed that the reform of the church had not gone far enough whilst the Reformation in continental Europe spawned a number of radical groups, such as the Anabaptists (or Baptists) that later became the nonconformists of the 17th century. Many of these, plus Catholic recusants (who refused to attend obligatory Church of England services), suffered persecution for their faith. For example, Quakers were imprisoned in gaol (JAIL) in 1664 for not taking the Oath of Allegiance to the king since they believed that to take any oath was against the word of God.