While I do feel the LGBT “issue” has indeed been blown out of proportion in recent years, what’s been suppressed, repressed, and downplayed, is the attack on our FREEDOMS, and RIGHTS, from sources like the “Patriot Act”, “Military Commissions Act”, and yes “Defense of Marriage Act”. The real threats of a “boot heel” state, not a “mommy state”, have come from THE RIGHT!
“Provide for the common defense, ensure domestic tranquility, and provide for the general welfare” aren’t just “issues” in the preamble, they are the most critical elements the rest of the document is written to preserve.
The Bill of Rights, is also intended, as is Article Six, to protect folks FROM religious doctrines enforced by the state, not just with regard to formal designation of a “state religion”. “So help me God”, by the way is NOT a part of the oath of office, as the word “God”, doesn’t even appear in the Constitution. Washington said it on his own, and it became “traditional”. “Traditional” is often a bad idea to enforce. Remember, both Jewish and Islamic law call for stoning to death as punishment for a lot of “crimes” we today call misdemeanors, or not crimes at all, so maybe we DO need to remember it is those “biblical traditions” that are indeed banned by the Constitution!