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“Atheist alert!” writes Jordan Sekulow in the Washington Post. “New statistics from the Public Religion Research Institute show that over 70 percent of Republicans and over 50 percent of Democrats want a president who has “very strong religious beliefs.”

This comes as increasingly aggressive atheist groups continue to mock publicly anyone who believes in God — particularly targeting politicians — although a large majority of the electorate fully embraces the importance of the commander-in-chief’s faith, writes Sekulow:

Atheists see the majority of the American people as “less educated but more abundant indoctrinated masses,” who are led by “superfundies [fundamentalists].” According to the group American Atheists, “superfundies” are people like, “Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, [and] George Bush.”

“We have . . . willfully ignorant politicians who organize prayer rallies and regularly ask their constituents to pray for rain, and willfully ignorant legislators who spend the majority of their career trying to enact laws that interfere with everything from what goes into textbooks, what a woman can and cannot do with her body and the official government recognition of sectarian beliefs and monuments.”

While they leave President Obama off the list, he has talked about his faith at the National Prayer Breakfast and issued a National Day of Prayer proclamation, recognizing that “(t)hroughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity.”

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