After the French revolution, France became a secular nation. Secularism is essentially the French state religion. America took note of the destructive forces unleashed in that godless society, and our American founding fathers carefully secured our right to worship God in all places and at all times. They specifically forbade the establishment of any state religion in this nation to avoid persecutions of the past. They separated the powers of the state from interfering with religious worship.
But today, Americans are being told the opposite. A letter Jefferson wrote assured a Baptist minister that the American government would never establish a state religion because of the "wall of separation between church and state." This is being twisted to support those who want to destroy religious freedoms and replace them with a godless state government. Today you will frequently hear evolutionists like Eugenie Scott and organizations like the ACLU state that our founding fathers wanted to protect us from having religious worship in public ... that they wanted a "neutral" territory. The wall of separation between church and state, they say, is the rigorous restriction of any religious activities of any public nature by the American government.
That's not what the founding fathers intended. Here's what they said:
“Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age by impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity… and leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system.” — Samuel Adams
What our founding fathers wanted was a country in which there was no state religion, but the freedom to worship God and answer to him directly. In other words, they wanted us to be free to obey God rather than man, for they knew that only through being governed from the heart by righteousness can people live in peace.
It is the French who built a secularist nation. It is the French who insisted that their schools be free of religion and their public sphere free of evangelism. America saw the bloodiness of that decision and turned away from secularism and toward God.
France was without a God. America was not.
Now, when it is so critical to keep a godly nation, the Constitution is being trampled on by those who have ever desired to keep God out of men's affairs. America is turning away from God by the establishment of the state religion of secularism.
Do we want the state religion of godlessness in America? No. We trust in the Judge of Heaven and Earth to deliver us from the machinations of those who would separate us from Him.