I would be shocked if this question hasn't been asked here before, but have not seen it. Anyways, it comes from a quote in this article (which the article itself could be a debate but still):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/us...3&ref=politicsMr. Barbour pledged relentless opposition to abortion and accused liberals of trying to remove religion from politics.
Now, in the venue it was said, it isn't that shocking (a ton of pastors in a pro religious-right event), but the fact of saying it does bring up the question:
Why shouldn't religion be removed from politics?