Democrats have become incredibly tone-deaf in matters of religious belief. The Mary Cheney thing is one example, but there are others. Consider the hiring of a religion adviser to the Kerry campaign. Their choice was a female clergy-person who was strongly pro-choice and probably wrote her thesis on the work of Shelby Spong. Not exactly the person to help you touch base with those crazy evangelicals. The same dynamic holds with "the Rev." Barry Lynn from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Just because he has some sort of professional religious affiliation, we're supposed to buy into his theory of strict separation. When you listen to him talk, it seems quite clear he doesn't even like Christians. You wonder whether his mother made him attend divinity school.