The disgust that many show for religion in this country is in itself disgusting. Do we want forced religion on people? No. But when religious values were embraced in this country, we were better off. Before the social cleansing of religion from the public view took place, we lived in a country where families were stronger, metal detectors were not needed at schools, teenage pregnancy was a shock, not the norm, parents could let their kids play outside without much worry, and their minds were not corrupted with the garbage that is on TV. Kids have no innocence anymore because of the secularism forced on us by the left. The tossing out of the values that helped build this country have contributed greatly to the societal ills we have today.
I don't wish to reduce your entire argument to this one statement - you said much more than this, and it's not my intent to mis-represent you. But I have to take exception with this mis-characterization of American history. I am a Christian, and happily so, but unless your "we" doesn't include folks like me, I don't believe that "when religious beliefs were embraced in this country, we were better off."
I'm not sure what era you're referring to, but you don't have to go back very far to a time of racism and intolerance. And once you get there, it goes all the way back to the founding. As far as families being stronger, if by stronger you mean "more oppressive to women, who could be routinely abused, and were seldom allowed control of their own money, body, or vote," then I would agree with you.
As far as the secularities forced on our children by the left (I have four children of my own), and the garbage that is on TV, I would say that the source of both those things is more often big business trying to sell us something. Crap stays on TV because crap sells, and if it sells then the purveyors of it will keep pumping it out. It has something to do with free market economy, I think (which seems a favorite of the right, not the left). You could get rid of it if you regulated the industry, I'm sure (but hey, regulation is for socialists, right?)