Shoving religion down someone's throat isn't what america is about.
America is about freedom. This country was founded by people who were seeking religious freedom.
Why make those people hypocrites, by forcing everyone to believe in something they don't?
I remember getting detention all the time in school because I refused to say the pledge of alliegence. They said I was being unpatriotic. My family came to america to avoid Hilter. We didn't come here to have christianity forced down our throats by people who are hypocrites.
Edit: btw, it's not a HANDFUL of people, take ten people. 5 of them most likely don't think it's acceptable to force feed religion down someone's throat, because they are either not religious or involved in another religion that doesn't worship god.