A recent poll suggests that 57% of Republican voters think that Christianity should be an official state religion.
A county Republican part in Idaho wants it to be an officially Christian state.
The resolution to be voted on by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee is non-binding, meaning it does not have the effect of laws or rules.They seem to have an uncertain grasp of the US Constitution and the first amendment.
The proposal seeks that Idaho be "formally and specifically declared a Christian state," guided by a Judeo-Christian faith reflected in the U.S. Declaration of Independence where all authority and power is attributed to God, the resolution reads.
The issue has sparked debate within the Republican stronghold of northern Idaho, once known for harboring leaders of the so-called Christian identity or white supremacist movement such as the late Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.Religious freedom does not just apply to one view of Christianity. It is not religious privilege. Unfortunately, the Christian conservative republicans don't seem to understand that.