Churches are becoming political organizations....
It probably will not be long until the churches will divide as sharply upon political, as upon theological questions; and when that day comes, if there are not liberals enough to hold the balance of power, this Government will be destroyed.
Oops - my bad. That's Robert G. Ingersoll, writing in 1879.
On the bright side, he was wrong to be so worried in his day. Maybe he's still wrong.