The Left hates Ayn Rand - that’s what first attracted me to her work. The Left has also been trying to hijack religion for years, linking social programs to "love thy neighbor". As lame as that sounds it resonated with dim-wits. The Lefts religion is that of the state. I’ll take God over that any day.
Faith and reason are two types of belief, reason for this world and faith for the next. There is no reason they can't coexist and in fact did for centuries. Some of the greatest geniuses in Western Civilization were devout.