I hope your day is going well. Today's reading gives us some interesting insight into Roman responses to Christianity in the early years of the church. The Proconsul (sort of like a mayor, probably) Gallio listens to accusations from Jewish leaders against Paul. He doesn't imprison or attack Paul, not out of respect for him, but out of a lack of respect for the Jewish leaders. He sees religion as not something that is his area of concern. While that works out for Paul, we see that it also means when the leaders decide to beat a Christian, the Proconsul isn't interested in that as well.
Often the state is neither for or against a religion, and that's fine. We can work with government when our ministry and theirs align (feeding the hungry, building up neighborhood community, etc.) We can also disagree and voice our opinions as citizens when we think government is doing the wrong thing. But most of the time church and state have little to do with each other. We don't want special treatment or preference; we just want fairness and justice for everyone.