On Jan. 20, President Donald Trump will become former President Donald Trump, and when he leaves the White House – voluntarily or by force – he’ll take with him his appalling attacks on religious freedom and separation of church and state.
During the rally, I heard the same messages I’d been hearing at Religious Right events since 1988: LGBTQ rights must be curbed. Because it is God’s plan for women to submit to men, husbands should run households. The Bible, which is to be read literally, provides answers to every issue we face. Contemporary culture mocks Christianity.
For the government to take on the task of promoting 'godly principles,' it would first have to determine what’s godly and what’s not. It would have to elevate one version of faith over others and never be neutral on matters of theology.