Here’s a question for you: does the First Amendment mean what it says? Or perhaps a better question is, Does the First Amendment mean what you or I say it means?
Some people want to take what’s called the “absolutist” position. They take what the words say, and for them, that’s what the amendment means.
But, the First Amendment provides for six different freedoms, not just one or two: freedom from a state religion, freedom to practice your religion, freedom to peaceably assemble, freedom to petition the government, and the two we are probably most familiar with, speech and press.
Some people, lately, are taking an absolutist position with regard to freedom of religion, saying the state cannot limit the practice of religion in any way.