My point is that the church itself shouldn't hold power.
However, I do not believe that a government must reject everything that has to do with religion. If this is the case, being banned from praying at public areas for example, this is in fact not a true freedom of religion, this is the enforcement of secularism, which in itself is an ideology. If you look from a secular angle, what is religion but an ideology? And in that case since it is an ideology, why should it be given any different treatment from another ideology, in this case, secularism?
The American constitution etc. were founded with reference to Christian principles and there is no denying this. It would be silly to get rid of the ten commandments from government ground in denial. Even if you do not believe in God, these Christian scripts were in many ways guidlines to the birth of American democracy. If one really has issues with the idea of God, then one can simply look at them as historical scripts. Certainly, non tolerance of even THAT idea makes the person with the issue with religion the bigot. If he will not honor faiths of others, why should anyone honor his lack of faith?