Free Exercise Clause The Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause represent flip sides of the same coin. Whereas the Establishment Clause focuses on government action that would create, support, or endorse an official national religion, the Free Exercise Clause focuses on the pernicious effects that government action may have on an individual's religious beliefs or practices. Like the Establishment Clause, the Free Exercise Clause was drafted in response to the Framers' desire to protect members of religious minorities from persecution.
The Framers' understanding of the Free Exercise Clause is illustrated by the New York Constitution of 1777, which stated,[T]he free exercise and enjoyment of religious … worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever … be allowed … to all mankind: Provided, that the liberty of conscience, hereby granted, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State. (N.Y. Const. Art. 1 §
Thiis article explains that while freedom of belief is assurred; however, it DOES NOT justify practices inconsistaent with peace and safety.
Ergo ... YOU REPUBLICAN IDIOTS CANNOT FORCE YOUR BULLSHIT ON OTHER PEOPLE!