Okay, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), you are officially a pandering idiot.
Why did the founders want a separation of Church & State? Because under English rule there was a national religion. This led the religious persecution for those who had faiths outside what the ruling class considered the “norm”.
The founding fathers wanted to make sure that everyone had the right to their own beliefs, and that no national religion would ever have the ability to dictate to the masses moral or ethical values.
If the country wanted those values, they could vote in representatives and pass bills to support those values, but the country should not have a single religious foundation dictating blindly what should or should not be allowed.
I guess that is too hard of a concept for a mere congressman to understand…