Religion colours everything in US politics these days -- more so now, with the Tea Party, than ever before.
Read some of the comments made in what LK quoted -- there is no appeal to political process here, there is no concern for the welfare of human beings, none for respect for law or democracy, not a jot about balanced budgets. It's all about the need to "serve God," as if anybody could really know with certainty how that is to be accomplished -- or even whether God needs serving (I frankly doubt it).
I loathe and despise that sort of demagogue, religious conserative type. My handle should tell you everything you need to know about why that is. There is no concern for the welfare of others. There's no concern for forgiveness, openness, caring, love -- only "obedience to God."
And just to add my final punctuation mark to this little diatribe, "obedience to God" means "obedience to [my personal reading of] the Bible."
So all anybody need do to convince me otherwise is simply prove that:
- the Bible is actually the word of God, and
- only one interpretation of the Bible is possible.
I wait anxiously for the proof.