In order to impose, one must have the power or authority to impose. This applies to a group or an individual. When it comes to government, especially in the United States, there is not a single Christian group endowed with such authority. Every law “imposes” someone’s moral “values” on someone else. If you give a person power over you, then they can impose their values on you. Silly sayings like “stop trying to force your religion down my throat,” are straw-man arguments that deflect attention away from reasonability. It’s like trying to win an argument with audible volume instead of veracity.
The truth is that in every society, someone’s values must reign supreme. Societies which attempt to produce a moral code based solely on human rationale can be manipulated by whoever has the most votes, power, or weapons.
Some Christians may want to impose their values, but they, by doing so, would be acting in a manner contrary to biblical thinking:
Matthew 5:44 – “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
Romans 12:18 – “So far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”
1 Timothy 2:1 – Supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for all people.”
1 Timothy 2:2 – These should especially be made for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”
In a representative democracy, each one has just as much right as another to be involved in the political process. In a pluralistic society each one has just as much right to voice their opinions as anyone else. In a religiously free society, each one has just as much right to live out their beliefs as anyone else.
Last time I looked, in the United States, it was still a representative democracy, pluralistic, and religiously free. Those who object to the “imposition” of Judeo-Christian values should perhaps work to repeal the laws against murder, perjury, and theft. Christians don’t and can’t impose their religion over you unless you let them. Christ on the other hand…