posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 06:04 PM
reply to post by graphuto
You are thinking about the Pilgrims from the late 16th through the 17th century; at the time, England was already Anglican.
You are correct about the fact that they were breaking off from religious tyranny (the Pilgrims). However, the Founding Fathers were about taxation
without representation; forced tithing, etc.
Henry VIII was the one who broke away from the Catholic Church (to assuage his guilt...long story).
The Founding Fathers made it very clear they were not following or denying any religion/religious idea of God.