Well personally, if they want the respect for their belief, I say fine. Just remove some of the blue laws, get religion out of politics, and stop saying that we are the crazy/deluded ones for not believing in a god while secretly wanting to crucify us like they do gay people and black people for certain southern states in the USA, and leave everybody alone, and I'll be more than happy to give them all the respect they need to stroke their ego.
When it comes to respect, it goes both ways, and imo if anybody should be given respect, it should be the atheists. Not stroking my own ego as an atheist, but atheists have to put up with a lot, and so far is the only minority that has no political figure pandering to us. The Muslims have theirs, the gays are uprising right now, the poor have one, the rich have one, the environmentalists have one, but atheists have nothing. It is partially thanks to the blue laws saying you have to believe in a god to run in office.