"I think sometimes there's a tendency to bring God into religion just a little bit too much," he explained. "I'm trying to roll back the tide on this."
Swayne said there is no significant difference between a formal baptism and his civil self-uniting ceremony. "At the church, they ask if you renounce Satan. Down at the City-County Building, they ask if you renounce the Republican party," he said. "Pretty much the same thing."