You shall have no other gods before me.Application: Federal legislation will be passed requiring a prayer to God/Jesus and the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited at the beginning of each and every school day, public event or ceremony, and workday in every American workplace with two or more employees. While it will not YET be mandated (wink, wink), weekly church attendance will be strongly encouraged.
~ Exodus 20:3, RSV ~
In the beginning stages of the American Theocracy, congregations of other religions will be allowed to continue to meet, but no new building permits will be approved and such institutions will lose their tax-exempt status. After the American Theocracy has taken a firm hold, efforts will be undertaken to outlaw any religion other than Evangelical Christianity.
Exceptions: While the conservative Christan God will be front and center, citizens will be allowed to continue to worship the God of Nationalism as well as the God of Consumerism. Of course, while our leaders pledge their allegiance to God, our Heavenly Father, they will spend most of their time worshiping a far different deity: the God of Earthly Power & Money!
Because most of us peons will be forced to engage in all sorts of church-related activities -- unpaid servitude -- we will be too harried to notice that the wealthy elite is ripping us off left and right. Besides, our ministers and pastors will reinforce the notion that bountiful riches come to those with the greatest faith.
If you're interested in reading more from this tongue-in-cheek series, go to the The American Theocracy Index page.