An American revolutionary war patriot, said "I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. . . . Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all."
Early Baptist opposed government involvement with religious affairs. They believed that a persons relationship with God was a personal matter. Government involvement no matter how well intentioned would corrupt it. Baptist Isaac Backus wrote a letter in 1779 in support for a Bill of Rights Massachusetts. "As God is the only worthy object of all religious worship, and nothing can be true religion but a voluntary obedience unto his revealed will, of which each rational soul has an equal right to judge for itself; every person has an unalienable right to act in all religious affairs according to the full persuasion of his own mind, where others are not injured thereby. And civil rulers are so far from having any right to empower any person or persons to judge for others in such affairs, and to enforce their judgments with the sword, that their power ought to be exerted to protect all persons and societies, within their jurisdiction, from being injured or interrupted in the free enjoyment of this right."(16 ).
Thomas Jefferson was a deist(17 ).
Less than 100 years after America formation. A Group was started National Reform Association (NRA),the goal of the NRA was to reword the constitution to "Christianize constitution" (18 ).If it were a Christian document, this would not be needed. The Constitution is suppose to be the guideline for American government.
In 1875, President Grant, opposed government funding for parochial schools (19 ).
The people who are known as the Pilgrims (the people seeking religious freedom), were not a even a majority on the Mayflower(20 ).
Fifty years ago, on July 30, 1956, "In God We Trust" officially became our national motto (21 ).
The words "under god" in the pledge of allegiance were not in the pledge before 1954 (22 ).
So the end result of all this, is the American government is not theocracy friendly, Christianity or its followers should be not theocracy friendly. The verdict is, that many of the devout Christians who fought to make America or the world a better place, people like Rev Martian Luther King are not in the pits of hell. They acted against the authorities of their time for benefit of human kind, and not the detriment.