Greta has more details on her blog about this but I have copied the main points from her blog for your consideration:
1. Familiarize yourself with the common myths and misconceptions about atheists -- and don't perpetuate them.You can read Greta's detailed exploration of each suggestion for allies on her blog here.
2. Familiarize yourself with what it's like to be an atheist, both in the U.S. and in the rest of the world.
3. Find common ground.
4. Speak out against anti-atheist bigotry and other forms of religious intolerance.
5. Be inclusive of atheists.
6. Don't divide and conquer, and don't try to take away our anger.
7. If you're going to accuse an atheist or an atheist group of being intolerant -- be careful, and make sure that's really what they're being.
8. Do not -- repeat, DO NOT -- talk about "fundamentalist atheists."
9. Be aware of how religious belief gives you a place of mainstream and privilege.
Greta's suggestions are related to the past suggestions that I have made on my blog about supporting non-Christian Unitarian Universalists in our congregations:
- Christian and Non-Christian Unitarian Universalists -- Anti-Oppression Implications
- Viewing Anti-Christian Anger Through an Anti-Oppression Lens -- Greta Christina's Defense of the "Blasphemy Challenge"
Strangely enough, a similar thing happened on Greta's blog. She has closed off comments on the original post and has created a new post to comment on her list here. Greta does say that any attempts to use this thread to revive the original shut-down comment thread will result in being banned from her blog.
I'm ready to move on to a new subject like the recent news coverage on humanist and atheist Sunday Schools.