It now includes that exact opposite of its original intent.
"RE-LIGION" originally was about the way to "RE-BIND" to the one and only supernatural being who created all things and is living just above the firmament enclosing the earth.
See the etymology of "religion" (click thumbnails below):
This means that all ideologies that claim to be "religion" but do not "re-bind" you to the true God are NOT really a "religion", and therefore cannot make claim to any protections provided thereto by law.
Originally we were bound to God before Adam sinned.