There is an organized and active religious right movement in the USA that has explicitly stated its goal to change the US from a democratic government to a theocratic one by ensuring that only religiously-aligned people are filling government positions at all levels as those positions become available.
It's an orchestrated attempt to thwart democracy by taking advantage of the absymally poor elector turnouts, and by creating systems that discourage contrary voters from turning out.
And it's working, vis a vis George Bush and his religious right administration and judicial appointments.
Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Mt 6:1-4)