If we acknowledge (as our forefathers did), that God is the Creator of the universe, then there should be no misconception that God has sovereignty over everything He creates.
Herein lies the reason for the secular movement. Government doesn't want God telling it what to do. It's a power struggle between those who wish to tell us what to do, and He who gave us the right to exist. So those who feel their power threatened constantly harp on a man concocted principle of separation of church and state. But what they fail to realize is it's not the responsibility of the church to be the state, nor the state to be the church. The concept of separation of church and state does not mean separation of state and God.
No earthly government ever has the right to rule by their own preferences without being accountable to some ultimate standard of righteousness and justice. There are those in power who deem that as a threat to their ruling capabilities and as interference with their agenda. This is the hedgehog concept of the secular movement. If God is portrayed as insignificant then the people turn to government for their salvation. They want us to become a pagan nation and declare our independence from God.
This tone is supported by the entitlement agenda. Why would the state assume the role of a charity? We are called on by God to love one another and care for our brother as we would ourselves, if not better. This is a mandate from God himself. Why would we permit government to assume that role? The church is mandated to tend it's flock, not bend to the oversight of a government program.
Government has it's role, and church has it's mandate. As a God fearing people we need to assume our responsibility to the charity of those less fortunate and relieve that economic stress and pressure from the government. That will allow it to focus on what government's responsibilities are; establish justice, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.