All religions (and secular philosophies) teach the idea that we should look out for and care for one another. Sadly, the Religious Right and its ilk often do the exact opposite when they work to take away the rights of their fellow citizens.
Simply put, it is imperative that politicians cease to endorse religion in the name of religion. Doing so casts the role of faith, which is an important element in the daily lives of many Americans, in a negative light.
Ironically, my deepest disappointments in our president have been because he is exactly who he said he was on the campaign trail: a deeply committed Christian and a bridge builder, not a guardian of rationality and a fighter.