Sometimes, atheists can be among the most liberty-minded citizens. However, if the group above is pushing to keep politics and religion separate, then they better stay the course on the topic of gay marriage. The regulation of marriage by any government is an egregious violation of the idea of church and state separation.
Additionally, people should be aware of the difference between ‘religion’ and ‘faith.’ Remember the VP debates? Mr Ryan talked about his faith, while Mr Biden used the word ‘religion.’ Faith is personal, while religion is group related. The group can’t make you faithful, it can only help your personal faith grow. Religion is not bad in itself, but it is fundamentally flawed because it is colored with mankind’s interpretation of God’s word. Therefore, any problems with religion are man-made and do not reflect the true heart of God.
In the end, a person either believes in God or does not. God will exist regardless of our belief or disbelief in Him and His plan will be carried out with or without us. Trying to argue someone into belief is like trying to spit out a forest fire. Know what you believe, why you believe it, speak about it and let the God the Holy Spirit do the rest.