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CPAC Reverses Course, Boots Atheist Booth

Washington, DC—On Tuesday, American Atheists President David Silverman received a phone call from American Conservative Union Executive Director Dan Schneider informing him that the ACU board is breaking its agreement to permit American Atheists to host an information booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), March 6-8. According to…...

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Atheists March Into Lions’ Den at CPAC

Washington, DC—On Tuesday, American Atheists announced it will sponsor an information booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the nation’s largest such annual gathering. Believed to be the first-ever atheist-sponsored CPAC booth, American Atheists leadership will be available to answer questions throughout the March 6–8 event at the Gaylord…...

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Astrobiologist & Simpsons Director to Speak at National Atheist Convention

Today, American Atheists announced David Morrison, astrobiologist and director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, and David Silverman, director of the television show The Simpsons and the movie Monsters, Inc., as the final two speakers for its national convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 17-20. The…...

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Student Video Contest Details!

Hello students! As Jaclyn Glenn revealed in her promo video for the American Atheists 2014 National Convention, a very generous donor has offered to pay the admission costs of 10 lucky students. The convention is April 17-20 in Salt Lake city; more details are here. You can watch the whole…...

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Atheists Announce New Convention Speakers, Free Military Memberships, & Childcare Registration

Cranford, NJ—On Wednesday, American Atheists announced new speakers to its star-studded roster for the largest annual atheist event in the country. The new speakers include Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, Survivor®: Fiji reality-television contestant and tech executive Yau-Man Chan, and atheist & feminist activist Beth Presswood. Additionally, members of the…...

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Press Release: Atheists Take Playful Jab at Prayer in Super Bowl Billboard

East Rutherford, NJ—On Thursday, American Atheists launched a new billboard near Metlife Stadium with a dig at prayer. It is believed to be the first-ever atheist-sponsored ad aimed at a Super Bowl audience. The billboard features a priest cradling a football with text reading, “A ‘Hail Mary’ only works in…...

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Religious Freedom Day 2014

Today is Religious Freedom Day, annually celebrated on January 16 to commemorate the passage of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom in 1786. Thomas Jefferson, who served as the nation’s third President from March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1809, is buried at his estate at Monticello, near Charlottesville,…...

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Atheists File Federal Lawsuit to Remove Christian Monument at OK State Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday Jan 13, 2014 Text of the lawsuit is available here. Oklahoma City, OK—American Atheists filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against members of the Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission for placing a 2,000-pound Ten Commandments monument at the north entrance of the Oklahoma State Capitol in…...

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