It’s an old joke, punchline, politics. If those politics included things like social justice, income and marriage equality, beefing up programs for the poor and unemployed, stuff even a non believer like myself knows Jesus spoke about almost exclusively, the religious right might not take such a credibility hit. But instead it’s almost solely composed of causes that are either outright silly, or worse, restrict liberty and damage the economy, in the purported name of the Lord-eh. South Carolina’s GOP actually thinks their narrow conservative platform was inspired by God herself:
God Discussion — In fact, South Carolina’s GOP believes that its platform was divinely inspired, writing “It is our firm, God-inspired belief that the full implementation and application of the foundational principles set forth by the South Carolina Republican Party in this Platform will permit us to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity.” (Section VI, Secure the Blessings of Liberty).