American Atheists

Islam Critic, Women’s Advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali To Be 2015 Convention Keynote

Manhattan, NY—During his speech at the launch party for the world’s first television channel dedicated to atheism content, Atheist TV, American Atheists President Dave Silverman announced that author, activist, politician, and public speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali will headline for the American Atheists annual National Convention next April 3–5 in Memphis, Tennessee…...

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9/11 Cross Case Ruling Is An Example of Christian Privilege

Cranford, NJ – American Atheists is disappointed in the Second Circuit’s ruling Monday to affirm the dismissal of its case against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the equal representation of atheists in the 9/11 National Museum. “The Court relied on the words of religious persons,…...

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American Atheists Lauds Lack of Religious Exemptions in LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

Cranford, NJ—On Monday, American Atheists voiced its approval for the lack of religious exemptions in President Obama’s executive order prohibiting companies with federal contracts from sexual orientation and gender identity employment discrimination. “The bottom line for American Atheists is and will always be equality,” said American Atheists President Dave Silverman.…...

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American Atheists Supports Senate Legislation to Fix Hobby Lobby Ruling

Cranford–On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014,” legislation that will restore certain types of contraceptive insurance coverage for women following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling on June 30. American Atheists fully supports this…...

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World’s First Atheist TV Channel to Launch July 29

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced Wednesday that it has set Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the official date for the launch of Atheist TV, the world’s first television channel dedicated to atheist content, on Roku. The national atheist nonprofit will host a launch party that night in Manhattan to celebrate. “The…...

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Atheists Decry Court’s Grant of Religious Rights to Corporations in Hobby Lobby

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby on Monday that declared a closely-held corporation is a person with religious rights. Using the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Court ruled that owners of closely held corporations may opt out of the so-called “birth control mandate” of…...

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American Atheists Supports the MRFF

Read American Atheists President David Silverman’s letter here (PDF format): MRFF letter Text of President Silverman’s letter: June 9, 2014 General Mark Welsh: As President of American Atheists, I write to express my outrage at the Air Force’s proposal to weaken regulations in Paragraphs 2.11 and 2.12 of Air Force…...

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Atheists to Host ‘Minorities Matter’ Rally After Nebraskan Mayor’s Outburst

Omaha, NE—Omaha Atheists and the national nonprofit American Atheists announced on Thursday plans for a rally in La Vista, a suburb of Omaha, to be held Monday, June 2. The rally’s theme, “Minorities Matter, Mr. Mayor,” challenges La Vista Mayor Douglas Kindig’s disparaging remarks about the role of minorities at a city-sponsored Memorial…...

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