Let's get something straight here people. This country was NEVER founded on any idea of "freedom of religion". Only in such places as pennsylvania and Rhode Island were competing minor religions tolerated. The establishment clause was created ONLY on a federal level so as to protect any ONE christian sect from dominating the others at the federal level. States were free to discriminate, have state religions, and have religious tests for state offices (some still have these tests on books today) and MANY did. It wasn't until the addition of the 14th amendment (nearly 100 years later) that the states were held to the same standards as the federal government.