Whenever religious beliefs conflict with scientific facts or violate principles of political liberty, we must respond with appropriate aplomb. Nevertheless, we should be cautious about irrational exuberance.
Rational atheism values the truths of science and the power of reason, but the principle of freedom stands above both science and religion. [my emphasis in bold]
PS. This wonderfully matches to my previous post (in Romanian; about Romania), which actually deals with an instance where the freedom of choice itself is under attack.