What does it say about . . RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!
Congress shall make no law respecting an
of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of
COMMENT: This is the part of the Constitution which gives
to all free expression of religion, including Ordination by Mail.
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to
the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the
State wherein they reside.
No State shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of
of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life,
or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within
its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
COMMENT: This provision basically reinforced that States
interfere with our Constitutionally protected freedoms, including our
expression of religion.
5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate
the provisions of this article.
COMMENT: Congress most recently used this authority and
Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.