In newly independent America, there was a crazy quilt of state laws regarding religion. In Massachusetts, only Christians were allowed to hold public office, and Catholics were allowed to do so only after renouncing papal authority. In 1777, New York State’s constitution banned Catholics from public office (and would do so until 1806). In Maryland, Catholics had full civil rights, but Jews did not. Delaware required an oath affirming belief in the Trinity. Several states, including Massachusetts and South Carolina, had official, state-supported churches.
Smithsonian magazine looks at how religious intolerance reared its head over the course of American history. Link
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Who said anything about Muslims? Well, actually, now that you brought up the issue...
This article furthers that feeling.
What many people do not like is the way these same muslims (or people who appear to speak for them) ask Americans to be sensitive to THEIR wants (in other words, giving in to their constant cries of discrimination, etc) while they completely forget to be sensitive towards us and our non-islamic culture.
This is America, after all. NOT an islamic theocracy. If they want to live somewhere where their desires as muslims take precedent over all else, they can go live elsewhere. In those places, Christians and Jews have to tow the line or pay dearly. Islam is NOT tolerant.