I think we can all safely agree that a politician, regardless of whther he is religious or not, will carry some religious views into public office with them. And there is nothing wrong with this. The trouble arises when attempts are made to raise religious cannon to the level of constitutional law. In a contitutional republic, such as we have in this country, the Constitution is the law of the land...not the Bible...not the Torah...not the Koran. These are examples of "God's Law". They are appear absolute and inflexible but are, ultimately, arbitrary as they are liable to interpretation by any yahoo who decides he/she has a direct pipline to their favorite deity. Constitutional law is rooted in precedent and case law...it is always subject to judicial and legislative review, much to the disgust and dismay of absolutists. When the leadership in government attempts to make the religion of the majority the religion of all or provide it special priviledge history, both ancient and current, has shown us that that religion becomes corrupted by the power it comes to wield. We can look to the Catholic Church in medeival Europe for prime examples. More currently, we can look to Taliban controlled Afghanistan, or to Iran shortly after the collapse of Reza Palahvi's government. These governements were brutally repressive and the leadership lived in comparative luxury and comfort and even decadence, while the populace lived in fear, poverty and ignorance. But such are the fruits of any government rooted in religious doctrine rather than objective law.