__________As I said this is not a Catholic nation as their religious ideas run very contrary in many respects to accepted Protestant biblical understanding, depending more on "Sacred Traditions", but Catholics were accepted, along with Jews because they didn't make trouble and kept their religious ideas for the most part private and did good charitable deeds. Ditto Masons.
Your 5 points above.-------- You are 150% correct.
In the United States, the divide & polarization wasn't along religious lines.
In this nation, the divide & polarization was (It still is) between African Americans (Descendants of black American slaves) & White-Americans.