Contrary to what you might have heard from his detractors, Stedman is not oblivious to the problem of religious obscurantism. On page183 he recalls a time when he called out a divinity professor for applying the name "God" so broadly as to render it meaningless. Stedman occasionally equivocates faith and humanitarianism, however, as Patel did in the Foreword.
In the final analysis, Stedman's willingness to engage with people who the rest of us might write off does vital work to advance the interests of atheists.
Onpage 177 he recalls an event at which he was instrumental in winning the support of the Campus Ministry Office for a Secular Student Alliance. If Stedman manages to convince the religious that religious privilege is not in their best interests, I see no reason to oppose his work. Whether or not you harbor the (secret?) hope that religion will eventually collapse under its own weight, it seems reasonable to work to reduce its power to do harm.
Religious extremists and moderates lay rival claims to authenticity within their faith communities. It is reasonable, however, to ask whether more harm is ultimately done by enabling religion or prevented by humanizing it. Faitheist is a good place to start if you're interested in challenging your own position. It is a respectable first book by an author who has discovered an original niche for himself. His will no doubt be an indispensable voice on the subject.