I disagree that this is a blunder.
You would not believe the ferocious support on leftist websites comments sections (including the Washington Post) for the democrat party war on Christians, and Catholics in particular.
The legions of evil are pumped up.
Well guess what? We’re pumped up too. A demonstration has been organized in the heart of West Palm Beach, and everyone I know os on a writing jag - to their CongressCritters. Incidentally, I’m a former ACLU member too - we were encourages to join in law school. Nowadays, I make it a point to send them a religious Christmas card every year.