Yet more christians presuming upon their audiences, because christianity is automatically taken to be the pervasive social environment. In the midst of that, Bob Kerrey is to be commended for his circumspection and judgment.
Meantime it's worthy of note that christian protestants have dropped below 50% of the US population for the first time ever, while the "nones" - those with no formal religious commitment and including atheists - are growing in numbers at an equally unprecedented rate. Personally, I think we're overdue for some stinking recognition.
More than, Loren. Considering the credit we deserve for the founding and scientific expansion of this country, we are due quite a bit.
At the founding of this country, more than half of our presidents were deists or unitarians. Today, you couldn't be sheriff with those credentials.