"Religion and politics should never mix. Because politics is worldly and religion becomes worldly once it takes part in politics or tries to influence or control. Religion should never be involved in powers of the world because it is not serving god but selfish glory of an image of tradition."
This is a simple lesson from history that deserves serious attention nowadays. Religious conservatives claim that they are passing along God's ideas, and thus that we should obey them without critical challenge and questioning. Learning from what happened to monarchs and tyrants in the past, this idea has always had disastrous consequences in the past – why should we expect anything different this time?