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Atheists Urge Biden Administration to Protect Social Services Recipients from Forced Religious Worship and Discrimination
Washington, DC—This month, the religious freedom watchdog American Atheists called on the Biden Administration to restore freedom of religion protections in social services, as the Administration has promised. On the…
American Atheists Calls for Ending Religious Denial of Care
Washington, D.C.—This week, American Atheists wrote in support of the Biden Administration’s proposal to rescind the Trump Administration’s dangerous denial of care rule. This regulation allows hospitals, doctors, nurses, orderlies,…
American Atheists’ Statement on NYC Mayor Adams
In response to comments at an interfaith gathering today by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and his advisor Ingrid Lewis-Martin attacking church-state separation and denigrating the nonreligious, American Atheists…
Atheists Applaud Biden Administration for Restoring Critical Religious Equality Protections
American Atheists praised the Biden Administration for acting to restore critical religious equality and civil rights protections for people who receive government-funded social services from religiously affiliated providers.
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