I think both.Good points, but 2 thoughts come to mind:
1. People find things in the bible to support whatever it is they already think about something. So what come first? The backwards ways or the religion? So what's the true motivation? Religion? Or homophobia? Anti- sex in general (so that would rule out abortion and birth control)?
There are some people that have inherent prejudices, and use religion as an excuse to justify them.(Bad people doing bad things with or without religion)
But then there is a subset of people who are genuinely good and initially devoid of such prejudices, but are compelled to support such prejudices because they are convinced by their religion that it's the right thing to do (Good people doing bad things because of religion).
Yes, but our position is verifiably supported by the Constitution. Our position is inherently neutral. Worship whatever you want, just leave the government out of it. Of course, to Fox viewers, this translates to xtian persecution.2. So they vote to support the way they want things to be.
And we do the same thing. The would call us god-less and lost. We would say "practice beliefs on your own time, at home, at church." Not in public. Not in front of town hall etc.
But to them god and country go together. It's all part of the identity.(Separation of church and state be damned.)
I personally think their days are numbered. The younger generations are increasingly less religious, and most polls are reflecting this shift. Time will tell.My point is only that everyone votes their own interests.
And we, as atheists are clearly in the minority.
We could easily become a theocracy. The numbers of evangelicals is mind-boggling.
Huckabee scares the hell out of me.