Because I think religion and politics should be kept separate. The way religious views and bashing of gays keeps dominating the US republican primary makes me think that the country will one day end up as a dystopian theocracy. If you think about it, that’s the way some self-proclaimed conservatives would want society to be. Disguised under “freedom for America” – what we see is actually the nostalgia for traditional gender roles and the obsession with a white patriarchical jingoistic regime with the use of scare tactics of hell and terrorism to control its citizens.
Does it sound too far-fetched? Perhaps. But what I see worries me.
Freedom of religion should also include freedom FROM religion.