American Atheists

Keep coercive prayer out of public schools!

Baton Rouge, LA—On Tuesday, the Louisiana House Committee on Education will hear two bills which would allow teachers and students to pray together in public schools....

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Trump Administration Continues Daily Assault on Religious Freedom

Washington, DC—At a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the “White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative,” an office that would further undermine religious freedom and pour even more taxpayer money into religious groups that are free to discriminate, have little…...

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Statement from Interim Executive Director Ed Buckner

Cranford, NJ—Following his appointment as Interim Executive Director by the American Atheists Board of Directors, Dr. Ed Buckner released the following statement:...

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Former American Atheists President Ed Buckner Appointed Interim Executive Director

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists announced the appointment of former president Ed Buckner as interim executive director. Dr. Buckner previously served as president of American Atheists from 2008 to 2010....

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Tell Louisiana Lawmakers Not to Allow Public School Teachers to Pray with Students

Baton Rouge, LA—Lawmakers in Louisiana are rushing to pass several unconstitutional bills which would allow teachers and students to pray together in public schools....

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Tell Colorado Lawmakers Not to Allow Religious Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption

The Colorado State Legislature is considering new religious exceptions that would allow state funds to go to adoption and foster care placement agencies that discriminate against would-be parents based the religious beliefs of the agency....

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ACTION ALERT: Stop Congress from diverting funding from military children to religious schools

The children of military families encounter a host of challenges that their civilian counterparts simply do not have to face....

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Atheists File Lawsuit After Child Forcibly Baptized by Court-Approved Mentor

Painesville, OH—American Atheists today filed a lawsuit in the Common Pleas Court of Lake County, Ohio, alleging that a developmentally disabled child was forcibly baptized against the expressed wishes of his parents by a minister and a court-approved “Big Brother” mentor....

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