No matter how much success secular people have in blocking required Christian prayers in schools and public meetings, a part of the Christian faith finds a door open to government open and sneaks in. It is happening at this moment in Presidential politics.
We need to recall the method of conservative religious politics. First, find a group that has little clout and a small minority of voters. Then, knock them to the ground and beat them over and over again. This was the formula against black people during segregation. It was repeated with gays. Now, it is being done to Muslims.
In a recent round of Presidential interviews, candidates were asked if it would be acceptable for a U. S. citizen who is Muslim to be President? The only reasonable and logical answer to this question is to point out our Constitution allows someone of any religion to be President. To say anything else is basically to not stand for our Constitution.
But, the temptation to insert religion into both government and politics is most powerful than factual information. It is irresistible for some candidates to say, no, it would not be acceptable for a law abiding citizen who happened to be Muslim to be President.
My hat is off to a group of people who attend every Christian political gathering in Iowa with signs saying keep government and religion separated. That is a principle that cannot be stated often enough.