*First I will make the disclaimer that I think both Religion and Politics are both very personal.
My grandpa was a Democrat to the core. But was also very, very racist. When my grandpa told me that he voted for Obama I almost fell over. I guess in my grandpas old age he was getting better or I was rubbing off on him about viewing the world from the inside out not the outside in.
I believe that you have the right to believe or not believe in religion as much as you would like. I believe that you don't have to go to church to be a Christian and its what is in you heart and your faith that makes you as close as you wish to God.