When was the last time you heard a politician talk like this?
Please watch this video.
Democracy demands that the religiously-motivated translate their concerns into universal rather than religion-specific values … it requires that their proposals be subject to argument and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons – to take one example – but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I can’t simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God’s will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.
No matter how religious they may be or may not be, people are tired of seeing faith used as a tool of attack.