A theocracy? Don’t think it’s going to happen, but I do see more people becoming less tolerant. Religion, if not more popular, is certainly more vocally combative than I remember as a kid.
I’m old enough to remember prayer in school. We had kids of all persuasions at my school, Baptists, Methodists and even a few Catholics, and fish sticks every Friday for lunch. In about the second grade, as I recall, we stopped the lord’s prayer thing in the morning. Saying grace while lining up for lunch didn’t go away until maybe the fifth grade.
It still amazes me that there are schools that are still trying to figure out how to slip in some prayer thing, moment of silence, silent prayer, prayers before games (Dear lord, please let us smear these sorry sacks of excrescence and don’t listen to their prayers. Amen.)
America is a melting pot, but there’s no real way to blend everyone together and come up with some sort of religious alloy. It’s all about faith and belief. My faith is better than your faith, my right is righter than your right, my one true way is truer than yours, and besides my god can kick your god’s (gods’) butt(s).
The religious right seems to be more about controlling thoughts than Xristian values. I presume religions have a right to control or at least guide the thoughts of their adherents, that’s what religion is all about. If there are thoughts or actions that offend you, don’t think or do them.
But please stay the heck out of my government, my head, my bedroom, my womb(if I had one), my doctor’s office, my pharmacy, etc., etc., etc.