Religion will inevitably influence the thoughts and opinions of the people and the government. There is no avoiding that. What there is avoiding, however, is giving undue weight to a specific religion in policymaking and law, which is what the First Amendment was designed to prevent, given that the U.S. Is a multi-religious state and … Read more
Of course it shouldn't. That said, try to get elected to public office as a Hindu, or as a Pagan, or (gasp) an Atheist.