Why? Faith is just "credulousness" by a warm and fuzzy name. Didn't the anceint Greek citizen have faith in his Gods? We need less faith and more information, or do you prefer to be stupid? I know that sounds insulting but that is what you are proposing when you exault faith, that a lack of inforation is a good thing.
To elaborate on this point, if faith is threatened by evidence, then it suggests that faith is false. Because only something false can be threatened by evidence. Do we really need something which requires us to disregard evidence simply because it threatens something one believes? I say, no we don't.
To put it another way, if I have a friend who I trust to do something, and he doesn't do it despite promising to do so, then I really don't think I'd be better off still trusting that friend to do things in the future.