This topic is one I'm becoming more and more interested in. And it seems to be of interest to others too.
Miller McCune had an article in November (Distrust Feeds Anti-Atheist Prejudice) summarizing the findings of Will Gervais, Azim Shariff and Ara Norenzayan from a piece they published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology called "Do you believe in atheists? Distrust is central to anti-atheist prejudice." Their findings? “Participants discriminated against an atheist candidate when hiring for a job that required a particularly trustworthy individual.” This means “distrust of atheists translates into discriminatory decision-making.”
The NY Times Opinionator had a piece called 'Good Minus God' by Louise Anthony in mid-December. Anthony's piece, though a little repetitive, is well-written and philosophically rich. Her points, in brief:
1. Atheism does not entail that anything goes.
2. Morality exists independently of God / gods (answering the question posed in the Platonic dialog 'Euthyphro': is something is pious or good because it is loved by the gods, or is it loved by the gods because it is pious / good?)
I am most certainly in favor of highlighting the unfair prejudices that paint all atheists with an amoral brush. I also favor trying to persuade theists that it is better and more reasonable to believe that good is independent of God. But what I'd really like to see is a persuasive argument that public morality has no practical tie to religion. And since I haven't seen it yet, I guess I'll just have to create it. That should keep me busy for a while....