You can’t separate church and state.
It is IMPOSSIBLE.
Why? Because everybody worships something.
Worship is all consuming, mind, heart and body.
Everybody worships SOMETHING. Therefore…
Anyone in an elected position will worship SOMETHING. And…
WHAT they worship will effect their leadership and their decisions.
If Christians try to keep their worship separate from their leadership in government, SOMEONE ELSE’S WORSHIP will replace theirs.
Again, you CAN’T separate church and state.
Only through a firm foundation in God and a deep understanding of scripture can a government arrive at a principle for religious freedom where church and state can be unified without the establishment of a State Church.