Jimmy Carter: “Women are treated more equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion.”
Atheists still generally are of the opinion that humanity would be better off leaving religion behind, for a number of reasons.
America has an infection of anti-intellectualism, that anyone who disagrees with a Christian fundamentalist worldview is an "enemy" of God.
The Vatican, and the Mormon Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Southern Baptist Convention should be very worried.
Jefferson took political stands that would infuriate today’s Religious Right and ensure that they would work to defeat him.
It’s not like it’s easy to be an atheist anywhere in the U.S. Atheists are the most distrusted and disliked of all minority groups.