I find it ironic (and rather irksome) that the diehard evangelicals often refer to atheism as a religion (which it isn't), so if they really believe that to be true then atheists have every right to practice their "faith", which would be no religion in this case. Aside from politics, perhaps no other force on this planet divides human beings more than religious beliefs or lack thereof. I believe in individualism and not collectivism, so everyone should have their right to believe what they may and live their lives as they wish, just so personal beliefs do not dominate our politics. Can't say I believe in any deities Shawn, but will fight for your right and the rights of others to believe in and worship who/whatever you want to.
funny how there have been NO - ZERO - Zilch - Nada atheists pushing back on public displayed Muslim call to prayer. Also our atheists seem to leap to the defense of all displays of Islamic dogma. I saw nor heard any objections to the use of a Qran in the swearing in of various elected officials and the use of the same book in the swearing an oath in legal proceedings.
It seems that "atheism" in its contemporary iteration is really nothing more nor less than an outright rejection of Christianity.
If any law were made to ban religion in public we would have a serious fight to establish a solid definition of religion to determine what would be banned. Personally I see where "scienthiests", folks who put all their faith in man made science, have the same elements of those are Christian, and feel it could be argued science would have to be banned along with people saying grace in cafes before meals. The older I get the more I realize how insightful the founding fathers were in their creation of our Constitution.