I am a conservative. A secular one. If the GOP continues to lead people to believe it equates conservatism to christianity, it will lose. To be successul, we have to take religion back to the confines of our own homes and churches and not let it become political. Political conservatism must be secular. You can argue against gay marriage and abortion easily without invoking a religious base; once you do the latter, by definition you are excluding a huge portion of the people who might otherwise listen. Religion kills rational, reasonable, logic-based political policy. Let's not let the GOP commit suicide by leading with religion. Just let it be personal and use your brain, not your Bible.