1. The U.S. Constitution is NOT a "living document" which can be clearly seen from the actual text and affirmed by the various writers of the "Federalist Papers". During one of the debates for the 2016 presidential election, it was asked of both candidates; Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, what they thought of the U.S. Constitution. Clinton answered openly that she believed the Constitution was a living document and must be interpreted and applied according to contemporary social, economic, etc. views. Trump, however, said that the Constitution was not a flexible document but one that was meant to be read, understood and applied as it was originally intended by its authors
. That view was the #1 basis for Trump's appointing candidates to the U.S. Supreme Court.
2. Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
a. the free exercise of religion is a guaranteed right which the Left and some of the Right desire to be and which already has been violated by the enactment of "Discrimination Laws". These new laws take precedence over both the freedom of religion clause but also the freedom of speech clause.
Although it would be prudent, IMO, for all legitimate churches to not apply for tax exempt status, which the courts have already ruled that states should provide this status to the church, because by being tax exempt, the church is thereby under government rules and regulations. However, even without being under such arbitrary government rules and regulations, this Leftist agenda to make these Discrimination Laws, or better Non-Discrimination Laws the supreme rule of the land under which all other laws are to be subject.
3. Lastly, in the past, the U.S. Supreme Court has overstepped its authority and legislated
law rather than interpreting the existing law and applying it appropriately. Of course, one of the most well known instances of the SCOTUS doing this was "Roe vs. Wade" and more recently the issue of Homosexual Marriage. State courts are no less guilty of doing this as well. It is admitted by the Left, that their ultimate objective is to rid the U.S. of the Constitution and establish Socialism/Communism. This attempt will probably take many years, and may not ever succeed, although I believe it eventually will succeed. However, what they have effectively done is to reinterpret the Constitution or totally ignore it through liberal appointed judges and their rulings.