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Statement from American Atheists President on Nationwide Protests

Cranford, NJ—In response to the murder of George Floyd, the protests that have followed, and the increasingly aggressive response by police forces across the nation, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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Nonreligious Parents Settle Lawsuit Against Volunteer Mentor and Evangelical Church over Forced Baptism of Special Needs Son

Painesville, OH—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists announced that clients April and Gregg DeFibaugh have successfully settled their lawsuit against a local church, pastor, youth mentoring organization, and former volunteer mentor. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed....

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Wisconsin Discriminates Against Atheist Couple Seeking to Marry

Wisconsin is discriminating against nonreligious couples by denying them the right to marry by mutual declaration, a privilege granted to religious believers....

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Trump Pushes for Church Reopenings on Same Day CDC Confirms Church Events Spread COVID-19

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 reopen. American Atheists also condemned Trump’s threat to “override” governors if churches are prevented from opening “this weekend.”...

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American Atheists Condemns Church Burning and Possible Atheist Connection

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 an atomic whirl, a common atheist symbol, and the words, “Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic],” spray-painted on…...

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Tell the Government Not to Waste More Money on Abstinence-Only Education!

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. ...

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Small Business Administration Must Fix New Rules to Prevent Unconstitutional Church Bailouts

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 back long-standing constitutional protections for the separation of religion and government....

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Significant Percentage of Wealthy Churches Profit from Unconstitutional Church Bailouts

Washington D.C.—Today, the church/state watchdog organization American Atheists denounced “the immorality” of well-resourced churches exploiting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act, while thousands of small businesses are still waiting for relief....

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