I took a look at Offshore's link and to me this is an interesting topic of discussion. Why Americans in general distrusts atheists- when you consider that 51% believe in Creation, thus a larger proportion of Americans profess a religious commitment - is a bit of a mystery. Even as a Christian myself, I have met kind hearted atheists and I have met church-goers with sour personalities - the sort you wouldn't invite to your house party or social.
I always believe that trust in another person depends on the individual character rather than religious commitment. On the other hand, I would much sooner trust a Christian - fundamental or liberal - than a Muslim.
But something else occured at the linked website - intelligence and religious affiliation. After clicking "intelligence" this is what I have found:
In 1975 Norman Poythress studied 234 U.S. college undergraduates and found that religious believers are less intelligent and more authoritarian than skeptics.
What seems like a contradiction, also in the USA, the 2004 General Social Survey found that 30.7% of graduates attend church regularly, which is marginally higher than less educated groups. The highest percentage of non-church goers were the early school-leavers which has the lowest levels of education.
Of Mormons, 41% of those with an elementary school education regularly attend church. Of college graduates, on the other hand, 76% attend regularly, and Mormons with post-graduate degrees, 78% of them attend church on a regular basis.
These surveys are not connected with hetero- or homosexuality.
Am I confused here? Is there a difference between intelligence and level of education? Or is there a contradiction?