Having been away, I am behind on my normal blog reading, including Greenbelt, where I only now see that this weekend there has been a Blog against Theocracy. See here. (Check it out just for the graphic ... and there's a ton of great images out there; the one on the right is from there.)
Let's be clear: While my own views are close to those of the great country songwriter Robbie Fulks (see here), or classic Freethinker values if you want a Wisconsin reference (here), you are utterly welcome to your own religious views and values, and I will defend your right to hold them. But the boundary is clear: Religion and particular religious principles are not and cannot become the basis for how our society is run.
When I talk to thoughtful people of faith about religion in public life, most agree on the key point, that religious freedom is crucial for all of us. I fear that a lot of people don't realize how far we have slid in recent years toward theocracy.