There's a ridiculous "war" of sorts going on between liberals and conservatives here, mainly over the health care debate. The general public is losing too much respect to the point that liberals and conservatives alike are at each other's throats. :/
I have looked at the web sites you sent. I think the papers will only be interested in something that has a more local slant, and as such we'd have to seize a moment when religion/atheism were in the news for some reason. Alternately, if there is a thread in the news comparing the US and the UK somehow we could add on to that. In any case, let's pounce on the opportunity as it comes up. I can't stay current with the news over there, but you let me know when the window opens for us, yes?