The discrimination is there
, the real question is what should be done about it. But denying that it is a problem doesn't help anybody.
Arkansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. They all have different clauses in their respective constitutions which say that people who don't believe in God (or, alternatively, A Supreme Being) can't hold public offices.
In 1993, Herb Silverman, professor of math at the College of Charleston, tried to apply as notary public. In the pre-printed application there was an oath he had to sign, which ended with "so help me God". He crossed out the "God". His application was thus turned down.
Herb contacted the ACLU. They filed a lawsuit against the state of South Carolina. It took 4 whole years, but in 1997 the state Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional as it violated both the first and the sixth amendment.
and scroll down to read personal accounts...http://www.secularhumanism.org/libra...owney_24_4.htm
and the media...CNN asks "why do atheists inspire such hatred?" to three theists who conclude "atheists have no power and I think that's a good thing"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPHnXrU5JzU&eurl=