Why do religious groups want to amend the Constitution of America to serve their individual preferences?

At the time of pre-Civil War days, church membership had risen to 16 percent of the population (1850) and to 23 percent by 1860. From a desire to transform America into a Christian state, several Protestant denominations organized the National Reform Association which aimed to amend the Constitution to "declare the nation's allegiance to Jesus Christ." and to put a "legal basis" of the land on "Christian laws." Although the National Reform Association failed in its attempt to amend the Constitution, it continued its efforts into the twentieth century, to be followed by right-wing religious groups.

Asked By: - 4/9/2011
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I haven't heard any news stories about Christian nutburgers trying to rewrite the Constitution. I believe what they usually do is try to insist that the so-called "founding fathers" INTENDED the Constitution to be understood as a cryptic CHRISTIAN DOCUMENT, giving self-styled CHRISTIAN Americans special powers to rule... More
Answered By: Mister Jones - 4/11/2011
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Answered By: Gus - 4/9/2011
I believe most religious groups would settle for the Constitution to be followed as it is written. If so, no change would be needed.
Answered By: RB - 4/9/2011
Religion and government go hand in hand separate state from church hmm m whatever I think we should say to hell with all fairy tales like religion and the constitution we have no rights people only privileges in any country. I hope I don't offend any proud Americans but you have been living in a fantasy world wake up... More
Answered By: Matt - 4/9/2011
I agree with RB. Problem is, today's politico's are trying to change it to fit their own agenda. This country was originally designed to be run a certain way and it was a good way. That way is not dated or anything else. I wish people would just leave The Constitution alone.
Answered By: Righteous Brother - 4/10/2011
You will find that the predominant religious group in any country tries to assert it's influence over the government and general population. I was talking to a girl I met on Y!A who lives in Saudi Arabia who said she and cannot even go outside of her home unless she is escorted by a male family member, and she's ok... More
Answered By: Tom - 4/10/2011
I must be missing something because I have never heard of this before. It looks to me you are just rattling some unfounded notions around.
Answered By: Katyluv - 4/10/2011
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