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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Legislation Which Would Insert Religion into Arizona Classrooms

Phoenix, AZ—American Atheists submitted testimony in opposition to Arizona’s SB 1289, which will be heard by the Senate Education Committee on February 15, 2018. This bill would permit schools to display an English translation of the Arizona state motto (“Ditat Deus” or, in English, “God Enriches”)....

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American Atheists Statement on President Trump’s Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast

Washington, DC—In response to President Trump’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast today, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement:...

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Senate Budget Deal Takes Money from Disaster Relief, Gives it to Churches

Washington, DC—The budget agreement that the Senate votes on today includes provisions that would, for the first time, require American taxpayers to directly fund the construction and furnishing of houses of worship....

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Before Prayer Breakfast, 145 Groups Remind Lawmakers of the Importance of Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

Washington, DC—Today, in advance of Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, 145 organizations including American Atheists called on leaders in the House and Senate Appropriations committees to preserve the integrity of our nation’s charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations by rejecting any attempt to undermine the Johnson Amendment....

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Attorney General Sessions Installs “Religious Freedom” Czars in Every US Attorney’s Office

Washington, DC—American Atheists expressed outrage today at the drastic changes implemented by the Trump administration that will further elevate religious beliefs above the law....

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Atheists Denounce Trump Administration’s New “Religious Freedom” Office and Dangerous Rules Promoting Discrimination

Washington, DC—As part of its continued assault on LGBTQ people and women under the guise of “religious freedom,” the Trump administration has announced the creation of a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” within the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. The new division would be…...

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Washington: Help Us Close Religious Loopholes in Child Welfare Laws

It’s hard to believe, but Washington state currently exempts Christian Scientists from child negligence laws that require children in the state to be provided adequate medical care. These exceptions endanger children and shield faith healers from liability for letting children die. We simply cannot let this continue. Fortunately, lawmakers in…...

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Atheist Groups Demand End to Coerced Prayer in U.S. Military

Washington, D.C.—American Atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) have sent a joint letter to the Defense Department warning against unconstitutional coerced religious observances in the military....

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