I think the central document of our founding should be the only benchmark by which laws are made, and parties should run for Congress or President.
The Constitution mentions religion in two primary places, and both make it clear that:
1)Congress shall make no law establishing a religion, or preventing the free exercise thereof
2) no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. (Article 6, paragraph 3)
As a conservative for 40 years, I don't want laws based on religion or faith, I want laws based on the Constitution.
I happen to be a non-theist conservative, meaning I don't have any religious belief at all, but I do want
small government, balanced budgets