ETA. I get really irritated when I see or hear "taking God out of the equation...."
As a Christian, and someone is is very firm in my faith, it's really irritating to be asked to give my opinion on any topic...but not to base my opinion on anything religious/God/Christian. That pretty much negates my opinion since I don't know how to forget that I am a child of God before I am labeled as anything else.
Everything about who I am revolves around who He wants me to be. My actions, choices, lifestyle, the way I raise my kids, my relationship with my husband, relationships with friends, how I treat others...and yes, my opinions and way of thinking.
How does a person set all this aside to base an opinion? so basically you don't really want MY opinion, you want me to agree with yours?
Don't ask for my personal opinion then put stipulations on my answer.
It's like saying "taking the fact that you're a human out of the equation...or a mom...or a daughter...or white, black, hispanic, etc"... those are all things that you cannot simply forget that you are.
ETA: regarding leaving religious beliefs out of law discussions... our country's constitution was written based upon the morals and religious beliefs of those men...how do we negate that today?