"It was faith, remember, that deprived gay people in california of their basic civil rights on the same day that america elected a black president. It was faith that persuaded christian black people to send the gays to the back of the bus."
This well-reasoned commentary brings to mind a Mencken quote:
"The most curious social convention of the great age in which we live is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected."--H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy, 1916