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Supreme Court Okays Religious Proselytizing by Public School Staff

Washington D.C.—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists expressed shock and disgust at the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton to allow staff-led prayer in the public school system....

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American Atheists Denounces Supreme Court’s Decision Ending Constitutional Right to Abortion

Washington D.C. — Following the Supreme Court’s 6–3 decision in Dobbs v.  Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning almost 50 years of precedent protecting the constitutional right to abortion, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Despite knowing for almost two months that this day was coming, it is…...

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Supreme Court Forces Maine to Fund Christian Schools, Undoing Centuries of Precedent

Washington, D.C.—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists condemned the Supreme Court’s 6–3 ruling in Carson v. Makin, which forces Maine to financially support discriminatory Christian schools—and Christianity itself....

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American Atheists Responds to Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Destroying Abortion Rights

Cranford, NJ — In response to reporting about a leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion by Justice Samuel Alito that would overturn Roe v. Wade, American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement: “If the Supreme Court overturns Roe, half of Americans will lose the basic right to make…...

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Supreme Court Opens Door to Christian Nationalist and KKK Flags on Government Flagpoles

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists expressed concern at the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Shurtleff v. Boston....

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American Atheists Board of Directors Changes Leadership

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists announced the election of Jen Scott (left) as Chair of the Board of Directors and Debby Williams (right) as Treasurer. Both were elected by a unanimous vote....

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Atheists to Supreme Court: Allowing Coach’s 50-Yard Line Prayers Threatens Free Speech Rights of All Americans

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists filed an amicus brief in Kennedy v. Bremerton, a Supreme Court case that could require public schools to allow teachers, staff, and coaches to engage in coercive prayers with students....

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National Atheist Convention in Atlanta Feeds the Hungry and Funds Abortion Access on Easter Weekend

Atlanta, GA—On Easter weekend, April 14–17, hundreds of atheists will gather in Atlanta for the 2022 American Atheists National Convention....

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