It’s kind of the opposite. It all started in 1593, when the Protestant “Separatists” emigrated to Holland from England for the chance to practice their religious preferences without interference. But when they got to Holland there was TOO much Freedom. They were cool and all with their own freedoms, but the fact that Catholics and Jews had the same freedoms, pissed them off and disgusted them. So they bounced.

The Founding Fathers Were Not a Bunch of Christians

Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were deists, which means they believed in God but just not one with holy books and commandments written in stone. George Washington was an Episcopalian, though not a strong enough believer to summon a pastor on his deathbed. John Adams, a Unitarian, claimed that “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”