No. We are no longer in a society that thinks religion belongs in politics and the government. There’s a difference, as troubling as that might be to some.
Exactly. The problem is that extreme social conservatives dominate the GOP primary process, but are badly outnumbered in general elections.
Even those who self-identify as judeo-christian (e.g. cultural catholics, jews) are scared of social conservatives. Akin and others were just useful idiots used to reinforce these fears.
If you think you can separate the two then you have no understanding of Christianity. Time to get right with the Lord because there is a hard rain coming.