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Since 1963, American Atheists has protected the absolute separation of religion from government, raised the profile of atheists and atheism in our nation’s public and political discourse, and educated Americans about atheism. Now, more than ever, we need your help.
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Latest news from American Atheists
Read more about our legal victories, public policy positions, and blog posts from American Atheists staff.
Topeka, KS—The Kansas House is considering new religious exceptions that would allow funds to go to adoption and foster care placement agencies that discriminate against potential foster and adoptive parents…
Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma State Legislature continues to push for new religious exceptions that would allow adoption and foster care placement agencies that receive state funding to discriminate against potential…
Springfield, IL—Last September, Illinois lawmakers passed a voucher-like tax credit system, which provides a handout to private schools, but only if they meet state educational standards. Now, the Illinois House…
More people are leaving religion
Almost 40% of Americans under 30 are now non-religious. Our community is the fastest growing religious demographic in all 50 states.
Why Our Work Matters
Nick Fish, National Program DirectorThe more visible we are as atheists and the more we engage in public discourse as atheists, the sooner our elected officials will recognize that we are a force to be reckoned with and be more responsive to the concerns of our community.
Anonymous Congressional StafferIt bothers me, not being a Christian, to hear that Jesus is our savior or we should be thankful to be here because of Jesus. It bothers me more as an American.