It seems to be is that is their point. That Erickson is attempting to find another thing to rile up the people on the religious right about Obama. I believe he thinks the religious right is feeling left out and they need to be thrown a bone, the way they claimed Obama did when they repealed DADT.
Originally Posted by Patsfan56
Erickson is being a total hypocrite. He also seems to be saying that atheists do not deserve any type of formal respect. Some people are simply incapable of being sympathetic towards a foreign viewpoint. Either that, or he is deliberately trying to rile up the Bible thumpers. Any rational minded person should be able to see that his questioning of Obama's faith is completely groundless.