In Asheville, North Carolina, there is a city councilman named Cecil Bothwell who received a lot of opposition from the right wing because he is an atheist. What makes this especially interesting is the fact that the right wing could have some legal points here because Article Six of the state constitution in North Carolina actually states that atheists cannot hold elected office. Of course, this also leads to some bigger questions as that state law is in direct contradiction to the US Constitution.
Since the US Constitution must be followed when their is a contradiction between local and federal law, it's very likely that Bothwell will be able to keep his seat on the council. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how far the right wing goes on the issue and if anything is done to resolve the contradiction between the state constitution and the US Constitution in regards to the issue.
Here's a segment that Rachel Maddow did on the story.