There's no better way to "rally the troops " than make them fell persecuted. This supposed attack on christianity is a politcal tool used by the right wing thugs to keep the foot soldiers in line. It's difficult to listen to the logic of the other side when you're under attack. The Bushies understand the principle perfectly.
The truth is that christians have always been in charge here and still are. Rallying the troops over wedge issues like womens choice and gay marriage is strictly a distraction to keep christians eye off little stuff like the death penalty, immoral war and the destruction of the middle class. Any real christian would support universal health care. Instead, they fret about boys kissing boys. Gimme a break. Wake up you thick skulled idiots, do what Jesus would do.