Greta Christina recently wrote an article, "Here are the Top Ten Scariest States to be an Atheist". The good new is that Maryland and Virginia didn't make the top ten. The bad news is that Maryland got a (dis)honorable mention. According to Christina, in Maryland "yet another atheist high school student started a group, whose posters were torn down by other students -- and where actual parents of those students wrote letters to the editor supporting the vandalism, and calling the atheist posters 'an atrocity.'" The state of Virginia didn't get mentioned.
Many of the people quote in her article are good friends of Washington Area Secular Humanists, and it's good to see them being quoted. WASH is affiliated with several local Coalition of Reason organizations. As WASH is in its 29th year, we will continue to work for the benefit and education of secular humanists, and against the discrimination against atheists and people without religion.