Check this out.
The film Religulous is ok and worth a look too.
So basically your question is directed at Republicans, right? Ha, just a little joke (but true). Anytime a public figure makes comments that are not factual is dangerous. I believe that politicians are fairly smart people and their goal is to get elected, pure and simple. Religion is a great tool they use to garner support because the majority of Americans are religious. I guess what I'm saying is that politicians will say anything, regardless of their own beliefs, if it helps them politically. I guarantee some are secret atheists (I'm looking at YOU Obama!).
People like Sarah Palin however, is borderline fundamentalist. She is the poster mom for everything you stated above...pro-creation, anti-gay, anti-intelligence....etc. She's dangerous because there's a million people at her party and she's spiking the punch bowl. People are getting drunk with stupidity. The country is all ready in a dire state with our educational system, knowledge of nutrition, and a broken economy. We don't need this folksy hockey mom creating false patriotism and promoting ideals that are not sustainable. I mean she mocked Michelle Obama for taking a stance against child obesity, which is a REAL problem in the U.S. Sarah has this idea that being patriotic means doing whatever the f*ck we want, even if it means giving our children diabetes at the age of 16 and NEVER saying sorry for our actions...because the U.S. has never been wrong, right Sarah?