of God is and always has been anathema to the committed Left.
They desperately don’t want us to have a singular authority. The moral relativism that leftists deal in thrives on a lack of absolutes. God is a most definitely inconvenient notion for those who would rather that society be buffeted about by the whims of the day.
Understand, a belief in God is ultimately at odds with Leftism. For the religious, God is the ultimate authority, eclipsing the state. For Leftism, the ONLY authority is the state! And it simply can’t abide competition.
Oh sure, one can paper over the mis-matches, superficially being both a believer and a Leftist, but an in-depth examination reveals that the two are ultimately incompatible. And even THAT papering-over is getting less and less intellectually defensible these days. Let’s just say that “Neither can live while the other survives.”
Yes, over the past 30 years it has gotten more and more difficult to reconcile Leftism and religiosity. In order to do it now one has to strategically turn a blind eye to certain things.
For the believer, there has to be a certain amount of dishonesty now in order to be BOTH religious and a Leftist, and that just wasn’t the case 30 years ago. But it is now.
But the trickle that was easily straddled 30 years ago is now a ditch, and it is rather awkward (and sometimes not possible) to keep one foot on each side. It will soon be a canal, then a raging river, then an ocean. YOU are going to have to jump to one side or the other. THAT is how things have worked throughout history, and we are seeing that same division of the people right now.