The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the best protection of religion the world has ever seen. Because of its focus on the "free exercise of religion," it keeps government from championing a single kind of religious belief or practice. As a result, the United States is one of the most diverse and religiously vibrant nations on Earth. Our founders realized that to call on government to defend or establish one particular religious tradition necessarily means inhibiting the religious practice of another.
Read the full op-ed by Rev. Kelly S. Allen and Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl: http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Commentary-Texas-must-notfoist-religious-beliefs-6187303.php