A: It's horrible how much hate atheists are subjected to in America.
B: Since when?
A: Just look at the polls! People would be less likely to vote for an atheist than a homosexual, or even a muslim! It's hateful and wrong that so few atheists are elected.
B: Huh. But you're always telling me how you're sure this or that politician is really an atheist.
A: Yes, but not openly! They couldn't get elected if they admitted they were atheists! So they have to lie just to have a chance at winning.
B: Interesting. Why do people say they won't vote for an atheist anyway?
A: They consider them untrustworthy for some crazy, bigoted reason.