Members of the Republican party are among them most rapid defenders of the US Constitution and continually remind one and all about our FOUNDING FATHERS. The very first amendment to the US Constitution was a clear statement that religion had no place in the government. They had witnessed during colonial times efforts by the British government to require support for the Anglican Church. The essential theory of the new government was that each person had a right to practice an individual religion but when it came to government, none was allowed.
There are some county clerks in the state of Kentucky who refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians because their religion forbids them to do anything that would support such individuals. Of course, the same people who support this action are terrified at the prospect of Sharia law. Idiots, you can not oppose imposing religion upon government employees while defending the right of government employees to impose their religion upon citizens!