(Image - Padre Cícero Statue. Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará)
As some of you know, I'm Brazilian. I live in a nation that is one of the largest Christian Nation in the world. 86% Christians, 64% of Catholics and 22% Protestants. because to strong religious (Christian) influence in the country, social minorities as Atheists and Agnostics or people of other religions (as religions of African origin) have been quite discriminated.
the secularity of the state is quite attacked with politicians using the political ignorance of people to do something political in favor of Christianity and, when reported, claim that "the state is secular, not atheist!".
politicians always try to create laws projects for the formalization of creationism as compulsory education, or barring projects for the criminalization of homophobia... and an interesting case (I do not know if they have in the US) is that churches are totally tax-free.
the media also help. an interesting case that there was a journalist who publicly said, "The guy that's atheist, in my humble opinion, has no limits, and that's why we see these happening crimes" (which does not impress me, because ever seen this event repeatedly regional TV channels). but because it is national and the Association of Atheists and Agnostics (ATEA) have denounced them, that had a greater impact. to the BBC reported it:
well, I do not know if that will still change. My goal here was just say I see my country, I hope you understand ;)
PS: I am still not fluent in English, if any grammatical error correct me, please