There is a reason why it is important to keep church and state separated. Considering that religious people think that gods are talking to them, it would be extremely unwise to allow these people to make political decisions of any kind. Christian quacks have very poor judgment skills.
An example of why deranged Christian quacks need to stay out of the government is this video recording from Feb 03, 2015 of the Tennessee Senate. June Griffin, from the “Cumberland Missionary Society” was invited to say the daily prayer. Before she started her prayer, everyone was told to stand and to remain standing during the entire ritual.
I am glad that I was not there or I would have been arrested for refusing to stand.Being made to stand and show respect to the religious is highly annoying. I think it is against my Constitutional rights to be forced to take part in religious rituals of any kind. I find them to be emotionally disturbing.
After everyone started to rise, Ms. Griffin was introduced as “a longtime crusader for Christian values” before she went into a five minute prayer rant about getting the gods to help stop health care expansion.
The Rush Transcript of Ms. June Griffin’s Prayer
I pray for the people of Tennessee who have been so downtrodden by the wicked courts from on high that they have been subject to tyrannical judiciary. And I pray that you would save Tennessee from the edicts of Washington DC that would go against the plain wishes of the people of Tennessee, particularly pertaining to the 9th and 10th Amendment.
I pray that you would sanctify this state, that it would be holy and would be a leader among the other states. That they would see that there is a God that lives, that you love the people of Tennessee. That you gave your life that we might be saved from our sins. I pray that you would forgive the many sins of carelessness or lethargy or desperation. The compromises.
Oh Lord, save Tennessee for Jesus’ sake and I pray that your will would be done; that you would be our coverage; that we would not be forced into these edicts from Washington DC or any other quarter; but let the people know that our coverage is the same as with Moses and the children of Israel when they went through the wilderness with only the divine providence of almighty God.
So, I pray that everywhere there are meetings, and there is considerations and deliberations, that you would give these men and women who have been elected, give them the backbone and the remembrance of the Tennessee Declaration of Rights, Article 1, Section 2 — we are ordered to resist arbitrary power.