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New York State Senator Petitions For Times Square Boycott As Atheists Fire Back

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists released an open letter chastising State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-NY) for abuse of power as an elected official regarding his Friday, December 13 press release attacking the atheist group. The open letter is here. The press release, published on Lanza’s official government website, calls for the…...

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New York State Senator Andrew Lanza Calls For Boycott of Times Square, Revocation of American Atheists’ Nonprofit Status

Following a press release issued by New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) which called for a boycott of Times Square and the revocation of American Atheists’ 501(c)(3) nonprofit status because of our Christmas billboard campaign, American Atheists President David Silverman has released the following open letter to State…...

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December 5: The 80th anniversary of the Twenty-First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

Today marks the 80th anniversary of a hard-fought and significant victory for separation of religious “morality” from government enforcement. On December 5th, 1933, the Twenty-First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States passed, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment and ending national prohibition of the sale, production, importation, and transportation of…...

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Atheists: Nobody Needs Christ at Christmas

Manhattan, NY—American Atheists launched a major billboard display on Tuesday that declares Christmas is better without the Christ. The huge 40’x40′ digital billboard is located in Times Square in Midtown Manhattan. Using motion graphics, the billboard proclaims, “Who needs Christ during Christmas?” A hand crosses out the word “Christ” and…...

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Atheist Billboards Declare Prayer, Bibles Not Helping Disaster Victims

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists launched six billboards on Monday in central New Jersey attacking the non-helpful responses by some religions to recent natural disasters. These responses have included praying for the victims and sending bibles and rosaries instead of requested relief supplies that can save lives. While at least $300 million…...

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Atheists Go to Court Against IRS

Covington, KY—Oral arguments begin on Thursday at 10 AM CT in the case of American Atheists v. IRS. The nonprofit organization is suing the government tax-collection agency for discrimination, alleging that churches receive unconstitutional preferential treatment over other nonprofit organizations. If the suit succeeds, it could mean churches would then…...

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Air Force Academy makes “so help me God” optional in cadet oath

American Atheists supports this decision and sees this as a step in the right direction, but separation of religion and government still has a long way to go. The Air Force Academy should take out the “god” part altogether, and/or make it optional for those cadets who opt *in.* Under…...

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Salt Lake City Convention Billboards

The Salt Lake City Tribune just ran an article about our attempts to secure advertising space for our 2014 National Convention in Salt Lake City and the repeated denials we experienced from local billboard companies....

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