The president of the United States under the Bush years was a cult personality built around religious zealotry of the christian right or at least this is how the far left saw it. They feared that a president who uttered the phrase "God bless you" was a threat to their civil liberties because everyone might become christian. They feared a mass wave of christian converts would take over the country because the president was a christian. The cult personality that existed during those years did not exist in the minds of George W. Bush or most conservatives (who rightfully saw no objection to the president's beliefs) but in the minds of most liberals who feared that his very words would cause us to give up our own beliefs and become "christian". What else could explain the objection to a president's religion or expression of as a violation of the first amendment which starts out with "congress shall pass no law..." when no law that would violate the first amendment was ever proposed. How do you explain how a "personality" makes people think different or become that personality? Its laws that we must fear as a threat to our civil liberties and not the religious views of the president.