you had me until your last sentence.<quoted text>
It is not there. The reason it is not there is simple. Unlike England, the founding fathers did not establish a State church. They, and many of their fellows, suffered discrimination and even persecution as a result of not adhering to the authority of the Church of England. Because of that historical experience, the founding fathers established a nation where Christians were free to practice the denomination of their own choosing, and according to their own conscience. Until the Godless "Liberals" seized control of academia, that was common knowledge.
it's the selfish "godless" republicans of the 80s that turned me away from being a republican. i couldn't stand how they treated "those people" they deemed beneath them. and still do to this day.
my pastor likes to say that jesus was a liberal - he believed in feeding and clothing the poor, healing the sick. and not charging anyone for those services - he did this freely and willingly to all those that asked or needed his help.
yea, "godless liberals". indeed.