Establishment of Religion

Amendment XXVIII
Establishment of Religion

  1. The provision in Article Six of the United States Constitution, stating that no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States, is hereby repealed.
  2. The provision in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, stating that Congress shall make no law respecting an Establishment of Religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, is hereby repealed.
  3. The Christian religion shall be the established religion of the United States, and of every State.  Neither Congress nor any State shall make any law preferring one denomination of the Christian religion over another, except (a) that Congress shall establish a Board of Christian Censors to determine whether a supposed denomination is Christian or not, and (b) that no Christian denomination which accepts the authority of any prelate outside the United States on the second anniversary of the ratification of this Amendment will be considered Christian for purposes of this Amendment. 
  4. The United States recognizes the Divine Authority of the Holy Bible and the absolute Truth of all it contains.  Any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, Congress and the States may forbid any teaching or public speech which denies or contradicts any provision of the Holy Bible, provided, that unless otherwise prohibited, members of minority religions may teach the principles of their faith to their children and adherents.  Congress and any State may forbid and punish blasphemous public or private speech.
  5. Congress and any state may require Christians to attend a licensed Christian Church on Sunday.  Non-Christians may be required to register as infidels and pay a reasonable toleration tax imposed by Congress or by a State.  Congress and the States may prescribe penalties for failure to pay the toleration tax, and may provide that willful and deliberate refusal to pay the toleration tax may be punished as a contempt, with indefinite imprisonment until purged, or by death for repeated offenses. 
  6. Congress and any state may forbid any activity on Sunday, except Christian religious services.
  7. Congress and any state may provide penalties, including imprisonment or death, for preaching a non-Christian religion or atheist doctrine to any Christian, or attempting to entice any Christian away from Christianity, or to erode the Christian’s faith.
  8. Congress and any State may levy reasonable tithes and taxes for the support of the Christian religion, and for the support of licensed Christian churches, institutions, clergy and religious; provided, that this support shall be distributed impartially among licensed and recognized Christian denominations.
  9. No one not a member in good standing of a licensed Christian church shall be elected or appointed to any public office in the United States.  Any person holding such office shall be automatically deposed (a) on any lapse of such membership lasting more than 30 days, or (b) on unexcused failure to attend public Christian worship for any continuous period of 30 days.  The Board of Christian Censors shall have final authority to determine whether failure to attend public worship is properly excused.
  10. An icon of Jesus Christ shall appear on every coin and monetary instrument of the United States, and shall be placed in every government office, courtroom, or other facility, and in every school classroom at every level, public and private.  Congress and the States may prescribe appropriate mandatory prayers and devotions for use in schools at every level, subject to review for orthodoxy and denominational neutrality by the Board of Christian Censors.