I am and always have been a firm believer in the separation of church and state. I agree that God should be taken out of all secular/governmental oaths, offices, money, the pledge, etc. I do think that this separation is hard for some people though because their stance on moral issues comes from their religion.
I’m very much a liberal in my political views. I would not call myself a Democrat because depending on the issue I may not agree with the Democratic side but for most issues I lean liberal. That being said I’m a Christian. I do not know what happened to make it seem like all Christian’s are Republicans and intolerant. I know many extremist Christians, Evangelical Christians, are very loud, proud, and make their selves known, and in doing so there has been a major backlash at the religion or people that do believe.