The New York Times recently ran a story about new London bus ads. That should be a pretty boring story, and it was in the UK, but it was definitely worth reporting for the US. The bus ads read, exactly, "THERE'S PROBABLY NO GOD. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." The ads were originally conceived as a response to Christian ads before it that tended to inform passersby that they were going to burn forever if they didn't believe. It was supposed to be a one time ad, but big-hitters like Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) signed on to raise plenty of money for these ads to be seen all over London.
In the United States, this would probably involve a bit of violence, at least where I live in South Carolina. Using the "Could I be president one day?" test, we find that every religion is mostly acceptable on the public stage in America. Mitt Romney was a serious Republican contender and might have improved their chances of victory, and he was a Mormon. There was a bit of an issue with people slandering Obama's name by saying he was Muslim (and so what if he was?) but there have at least been one or two Muslim congressmen. Pete Stark of California waited to admit that he was an atheist until the very end of his political career, so he wasn't exactly sworn in on... whatever an atheist would be sworn in on.
We've now managed to finally elect a mostly black man, and that's a great step. Race-wise, we should hopefully never have a problem again. Gay people definitely have to fight to be elected, but that hasn't stopped about ten Republicans (Larry Craig, etc., truthfully much more desperate and abnormal than someone who is openly homosexual). Mitt Romney also represented the fair chances of America electing a robot for the first time. There just aren't any taboos left that have completely excluded someone from office in America except for atheism and agnosticism.
For a quick guide, let's distinguish between atheists and agnostics. If you are more likely to believe in bigfoot than a god, call yourself an atheist (hey, at least we have photos!). If you would believe in a god before bigfoot, you should be classified as an agnostic (hopeless romantics...). I'm glad we've finally cleared that up.