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Atheists Condemn Trump Administration’s ‘License to Discriminate’

Cranford, NJ—In reaction to the Department of Justice’s newly released guidelines about “protecting” religious liberty, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement: Jeff Sessions has shown, time and again, that he has no respect for real religious freedom and instead views religion as an excuse to ignore the…...

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Atheists Outraged by Trump Administration’s Expansion of Contraception Exemptions

Cranford, NJ—In reaction to the Department of Health and Human Services’ new rules undermining contraception coverage in the Affordable Care Act, American Atheists national program director Nick Fish released the following statement: These rules allow any business, including huge corporations or even insurance providers themselves, to claim a religious or…...

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Atheist Groups Demand Schools Protect Students’ Free Speech Rights, Cease Unconstitutional Pre-Game Prayers

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today joined with attorneys and leaders from five other national atheist and secular groups to demand that Bossier Parish Schools immediately rescind a policy permitting schools to punish students who kneel during the playing of the national anthem before sporting events, and also that the district end…...

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Statement from American Atheists President About Las Vegas Shooting

Cranford, NJ—After the mass shooting in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of more than 50 people and injured hundreds, American Atheists president David Silverman made the following statement: My heart breaks for the victims of this horrendous act of violence and for their families and loved ones. I offer…...

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Threat Against Anthem Protesters Puts Louisiana Superintendent in Hot Water

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today sent a demand letter to Bossier Parish Schools (Louisiana) Superintendent Scott Smith, shown above, demanding that he retract a district policy highlighted by national news coverage that requires student athletes to stand for the National Anthem or face discipline....

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Statement from American Atheists President on Jeff Mateer Judicial Nomination

Cranford, NJ—In response to statements made in 2015 by President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Jeff Mateer, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement: In Jeff Mateer, President Trump has nominated a person to the federal bench whose statements…...

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American Atheists Warns Arkansas Schools: Reject ‘In God We Trust’ Displays

Cranford, NJ—Today, in response to a new law that requires Arkansas school districts to post signs that read,  “In God We Trust” in all classrooms, the American Atheists Legal Center sent a letter to all 262 Arkansas superintendents reminding them of their obligations under the United States Constitution and of…...

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Statement from American Atheists President on Trump Administration Plan to End DACA

Cranford, NJ—In response to the Trump administration’s announcement today that it would suspend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement:...

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