With all of these current events being branded as some kind of brand new influx of "New Atheism" encroaching on the good Christians of the nation, it's easy to forget that this has been going on for ages. Criticism of religion and Christianity has always existed in America, and in fact, many of the founding fathers of America were outspoken critics of Christianity and organized religion. As were the large majority of the worlds greatest modern thinkers.
Carl Sagan, possibly the greatest communicator of science in the modern era, was no stranger to the "debate". Here's a video of the late Carl Sagan taking a phone call on a radio program from a creationist fundamentalist Christian. See if you can recognize some of the same old tired arguments that are still being brought up today, as well as the caller's unwillingness to listen, consider, or even let Sagan finish his response to the creationists questions and accusations.
Some things never change. In fact, Fox "News" has built it's entire business model on this behavior.