It really does seem like the batshit retarded contingent have a much louder voice in the US. In the UK it's almost at the stage where if you admit you so much as believe in god, small children will gang up and kick the shit out of you. Creationism isn't even a thing here. Other than something we laugh at america for.
Please note - This is not the situation for the whole UK.
Round here, they still pray for the sun to rise perform all manner of arcane sporting and lottery rituals.
Small children still attack people but it's more for fun and profit than ideological differences.
Yeah, I have to admit the small children round my neck of the woods mainly attack for lulz/profit/trip to jail to visit their parents. Nobody takes religious wingnuts seriously, tho. Imagine someone started a campaign demanding they teach intelligent design in our schools? It's not like the fucking anglicans wouldn't publicly mock them along with the rest of us.
Something about America. Too much wide open space? It seems* like the psychos are encouraged to make these mental demands and the establishment has some sort of duty to consider them, rather than just point and laugh
*this is how the situation appears over here, at least. I have been reliably informed that it's not really true but then I hear another headline about my little unicorn theory of whatever