“at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.”
Like most people of prejudice, he has it completely wrong.
Liberals do not hate God, they just do not want to be forced to bow to the whims of radical fundamentalists and whatever manifestation of God they believe in. liberals believe in religious freedom, not religious persecution.
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land”
This country was founded on the idea that people can govern themselves. Liberals believe this to be true, conservatives want to pass responsibility to a particular fundamentalist ideology. Religion is not a democracy, as republican obstructionism demonstrates.
Liberals want a Democratic Republic.
Conservatives want a Dominionist Corporatocracy.
What kind of America do you want?