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Constitutional FAQ Answer #102

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Q102. "Much controversy is being made over the First Amendment and religion especially in recent years. Were all the men who wrote and signed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights Christians? If not what other religions were there represented by this group of men?"

A. The first thing to remember is that the Bill of Rights was not written by the Framers of the Constitution. It was drafted by James Madison, and then edited and finalized by Congress. I cannot tell you the religious affiliations of all of the members of that Congress. I can say, however, that all of the Framers were either Christian or Deist. Most were Protestant of one denomination or another. Daniel Carroll and Thomas Fitzsimons were Roman Catholics. See the Framers Demographics Page for more information on the Framers.

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