How long will it be until an openly atheist candidate can be elected to public office? Until that day, democracy isn’t truly supported, and at the very least tainted with more than a hint of religious bias. Religion is not about freedom. It is about the law within its belief, and you may have other beliefs, or none at all. Democracy is not only freedom of religion, but freedom from it. Under secular political leadership, the voter base expands to include everyone, and so to appeal to everyone, policies to better the lives of everyone has to be the goal as there is no religious bias to play to.