Actually, I joined them, as a direct result of my experiences here.
My first encounter with this hatefulness was at work. I had saved the job of an Evangelical colleague by completing a project for him he was having trouble with. He rewarded my by loaning me a copy of Woodward's Babylon Mystery Religion. I read it, and thought that no one but a few cranks could possibly swallow such tripe. Little did I know.
Interestingly, Woodward renounced his book a few years ago, and no longer publishes it. He even did an article in This Rock, essentially apologizing for it. Naturally, this development has received far less publicity than the original book, which I understand some group of bigots is keeping in print.