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Oklahoma Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Atheists’ Ten Commandments Lawsuit

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced on Friday that its lawsuit concerning a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol in American Atheists v. Thompson, et al will proceed as planned after a motion to dismiss was denied by the judge. The 2,000-pound monument, donated to the state…...

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Atheists’ Lawsuit Challenging Special Treatment of Churches by IRS Dismissed

American Atheists announced on Monday that its lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service in American Atheists v. Shulman was dismissed on standing by the Eastern District Court of Kentucky. The case alleged that the IRS discriminates in its filing requirements for nonreligious nonprofit organizations compared to its requirements for religious…...

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American Atheists Announces World’s First Atheist TV Channel

Stanford, CA—American Atheists President David Silverman announced publicly this week during a speech at Stanford University the launch of the world’s first atheism-dedicated television channel, Atheist TV. The channel will be available through internet-streaming service Roku, which offers devices similar to cable boxes that hook up to regular televisions. The…...

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In Greece v Galloway, Even Kagan Just Doesn’t Get It

After reading both the US Supreme Court’s majority opinion and the dissent in the Town of Greece v. Galloway on Monday about prayers before city council meetings, I was faced with an irrevocable truth–not one of the justices gets it. Is “tradition” really a good reason to support a bad…...

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2014 Convention Live Streaming Now Available!

Good morning everyone! By overwhelming request, we have contracted to make live-streaming of the convention available to those of you who aren’t able to be here in person. Join the conversation on Twitter— The convention hashtag is #AAcon14 Our handle is @AmericanAtheist Although the full convention experience, including the comedy show, costume dinner, Awards dinner, book-signings,…...

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2014 National Convention: Dinner with the Stars… and Auction!

Hello all! It’s almost convention time! The American Atheists team arrived in Salt Lake City late last night and we are putting the finishing touches on gettng everything ready for you. Online registration is now closed, but full registration AND one-day passes are available at the door! Tomorrow night is…...

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Atheists & Mormons Go Head-to-Head in Public Panel

Faceb00k Event is here. Update: We have made arrangements for an American Sign Language interpreter to be available at the panel. Update 2: We have made arrangements for the panel to be filmed. We are working on the possibility of a live-stream as well. Salt Lake City, UT—The national nonprofit…...

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Atheist Leaders Host Mormon Exodus

Salt Lake City, UT—On Sunday, April 6, Atheists of Utah and the national nonprofit American Atheists will co-host a Salt Lake City event during which Mormons intending to leave the Latter-Day Saints Church are invited to hand-deliver their resignation letters en masse. The event coincides with the semi-annual Mormon 2014…...

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