American Atheists

In Greece v Galloway, Even Kagan Just Doesn’t Get It

After reading both the US Supreme Court’s majority opinion and the dissent in the Town of Greece v. Galloway on Monday about prayers before city council meetings, I was faced with an irrevocable truth–not one of the justices gets it. Is “tradition” really a good reason to support a bad…...

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2014 Convention Live Streaming Now Available!

Good morning everyone! By overwhelming request, we have contracted to make live-streaming of the convention available to those of you who aren’t able to be here in person. Join the conversation on Twitter— The convention hashtag is #AAcon14 Our handle is @AmericanAtheist Although the full convention experience, including the comedy show, costume dinner, Awards dinner, book-signings,…...

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2014 National Convention: Dinner with the Stars… and Auction!

Hello all! It’s almost convention time! The American Atheists team arrived in Salt Lake City late last night and we are putting the finishing touches on gettng everything ready for you. Online registration is now closed, but full registration AND one-day passes are available at the door! Tomorrow night is…...

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Atheists & Mormons Go Head-to-Head in Public Panel

Faceb00k Event is here. Update: We have made arrangements for an American Sign Language interpreter to be available at the panel. Update 2: We have made arrangements for the panel to be filmed. We are working on the possibility of a live-stream as well. Salt Lake City, UT—The national nonprofit…...

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Atheist Leaders Host Mormon Exodus

Salt Lake City, UT—On Sunday, April 6, Atheists of Utah and the national nonprofit American Atheists will co-host a Salt Lake City event during which Mormons intending to leave the Latter-Day Saints Church are invited to hand-deliver their resignation letters en masse. The event coincides with the semi-annual Mormon 2014…...

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American Atheists Faces Discrimination at TD Bank

Originally posted to Dan Arel’s website and reposted here with permission: American Atheists faced a new kind of discrimination this week, from a Notary Public. Managing Director Amanda Knief and President David Silverman walked into their local TD Bank to have some donation documents notarized and the notary turned them…...

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American Atheists Responds to TD Bank’s Statement

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, March 25, at about 1:15 PM, American Atheists Managing Director Amanda Knief and President David Silverman sought the services of a notary at the TD Bank in Cranford, New Jersey, to sign off on charitable organization registration forms from four states. American Atheists has used notary services…...

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American Atheists Award Students $4,000 in Scholarships

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced on Friday the winners of its 2014 academic scholarships totaling $4,000. The scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate positive atheist activism. Scholarship winners are further invited to attend and speak at the annual American Atheists National Convention, to be held in Salt Lake City…...

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