Congress tried to give some land away to a Baptist Church. The then-President, James Madison, author of the First Amendment, knew this land-grant was in violation of the Establishment Clause. Madison vetoed the bill and stated:
Because the bill in reserving a certain parcel of land of the United States for the use of said Baptist Church comprises a principle and precedent for the appropriation of funds of the United States for the use and support of religious societies, contrary to the article of the Constitution which declares that "Congress shall make no law respecting a religious establishment."So much for Bob's "blending" claims!
Three cheers for Madison and his convictions in keeping taxpayer dollars from supporting religions that one may not agree with.