You may recall the disturbing story of SPC Jeremy Hall, an atheist soldier serving in Iraq who is now suing the Pentagon due to the anti-atheist discrimination he faced there. He was threatened with "fragging" (a "friendly fire" murder) after word of his lawsuit became public. Evidently, standing up for one's religious freedom in the U.S. today can be quite dangerous.
If you have not heard Hall's story in his own words, you should do so. Freethought Radio interviewed Hall in November.
It is good to see this story gaining some attention.
H/T to Atheist Media Blog