I agree. It might be a lot worse if the religion is one of the mainstream homophobic and misogynous type.
You say that Statism is tyrannical. All good governments are in the sense that if someone makes a victim of you, you would want the law applied in a tyrannical way as you would seek justice.
Tell us who can possibly be more tyrannical than the Gods, who even punish you for not thinking correctly?
Also, if you were in charge of a country, would you not tyrannically enforce all your countries laws or would you be lax in enforcing fraud laws the way many countries do today?