drama surrounding religion still continues......whatever the drama.
It is because people have different religious beliefs that the drama arises, and that is, to my mind, the most compelling reason to separate church and state. Even within any given religion there are varying interpretations of doctrine, and friction arises. Atheistic is not the same as amoral, or indicative of a lack of spirituality.
Frankly, I don't believe the government should be telling me what to think. I also don't choose to have an organised religion tell me what to think.That is not the same thing as believing there shouldn't be limits to what is acceptable behavior.