Baked into the founding concepts of religious freedom and separation of church and state is also the important idea that religion and government should be as separate as possible. In fact, bad things happen when they co-mingle. Tens of millions of engaged Americans – even Americans of Faith – believe that government and religion should absolutely stick to their respective corners. Unfortunately, even today there are “blasphemy” laws, sodomy laws, and “blue” laws still on the books in several states. Government should not “pick winners and losers”, whether it’s in business or religion.