The same mindset which fuels the Zealotry of the ISIS/ISIL fuels the Religious Loons in the United States. It, of course, doesn't mean Americans Religious Nuts are the Same as the Islamic Religious Nuts because the muslim extremists are by far more honest and more open about their goals whereas the American extremists lie and try and use back-door illegal channels to get their Christian Fascism ensconced into Law.
Ben Sasse, the Republican nominee for US Senate in Nebraska believes, Religious Liberty gives him and other Christians total immunity to break laws with impunity.
Government cannot force Citizens to violate their religious beliefs under any circumstances...Of course, we are talkin' bout Real Religion not "neo-pagan and polytheistic, pre-Christian deities,” and therefore it does not fall within “the Judeo-Christian tradition" distinction which Chesterfield County in Virginia proclaims are the only true religions and therefore the only ones allowed on their official county list.
Senator Orrin Hatch says if the SCOTUS doesn't give him the power to Oppress people using Religion he'll change the Constitution to make sure it does.
"I hope the Supreme Court doesn’t screw that up is all I can say. Because if they foul up the First Amendment again, we are going to have a constitutional amendment," Senator Hatch said during a Memorial Day Speech, when asked about the pending Hobby Lobby Case before the Supreme Court.These aren't fringe weirdos like Reverand Terry "Muttonchops" in Florida and his quran burning obsession. These are the erstwhile Leaders of the Republican Party elected to State and Federal Offices.
Republicans also routinely claim to be modern prophets. Ben Carson, claims The Lord GAWD had delivered unto him a message,
"I realized that God probably had something special he wanted me to say,” Carson explained. “But I didn’t know what it was until the morning of the prayer breakfast."
"After a while of wrestling with it, I just said, I’m leaving it alone, the Lord will tell me what to say," he continued. "And that morning, it was so clear in my mind what I was supposed to say."