Some very powerful people in the United States see absolutely nothing wrong with generalized government endorsement of religious belief.
I wrote earlier this week about the increasing religious diversity of America and the rise of "nones" – people who say they belong to no specific religious group.
As the face of American religion changes, it's bound to have implications for public policy. All units of government will need to find ways to include everyone, regardless of what they believe or don't believe about God.
Religious Right leaders and their followers often assert that it's no big deal when the government endorses religion in a general way. "In God We Trust" appears on our money, and "under God" was slipped into the Pledge of Allegiance. It's a generic endorsement of religion, so no harm done, right?