Right. The church didn't go to the gov't of the day for so much as a proverbial stick of gum. They did it themselves and only took money from willing and cheerful givers to do so. The idea of taking money from one person and giving it to another by gov't force in order to get his support was the way the Romans lived. Rome died in a sea of parasite decadence.
The modwern church and people of America have become the Roman Empire and will die the same way, in a sea of parasite decadence.