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Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists denounced President Trump’s plan to force the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidance allowing places of worship to…
Cranford, NJ—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists denounced the suspected arson, Wednesday, of First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi. A photograph reveals graffiti of what appears to be…
Washington, D.C.—The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has proposed launching a biased data collection project called IDEAS intended to generate “evidence” to support primarily religious, abstinence-only programs.
Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists submitted comments to the Small Business Administration, opposing the agency’s interim final rules for the Paycheck Protection Program because they roll…
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