I do not know who to trust in the atheist community. Politics made things awkward.
I stopped visiting these places I used to hang out at :
The Unitarian temple,
The Sunday Assembly ,
And the "Ask a atheist booth".
I envy those who know how to sell out to the internet.
If you find politics awkward, don't talk politics. I've found it fairly easy to steer clear of in casual relationships. I get along with a wide variety of people, conservatives and liberals. I work for some pretty flaming conservatives; that client's CEO is all giddy from a recent White House visit in fact. It's only a source of upset if you decide it has to be.
Awkward political discussions are hardly limited to atheists these days. In fact they have little to do with atheism to begin with.
I am not sure what you mean by "sell out to the Internet" ... perhaps you could elaborate?