Separation of church and state is a vital component of our nation and constitution. Without this, we are at risk of being unduly influenced by others belief systems. I am certain those writing this assume there will be some kind of Christian majority, but that is ridiculous and could easily be different. I am certain then there would be a different song sung. How would this encourage freedom? How could it uphold the constitution? Do not allow churches to influence the government any more than they already do. Not unless they are taxed just as much as the rest of us.