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NJ Commission Reverses Decision on Atheist License Plate

Cranford, NJ—As public backlash was growing, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission reversed its decision on Wednesday, approving American Atheists President David Silverman’s application for custom license plates reading “ATHE1ST.”  American Atheists, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is a national non-profit dedicated to fighting discrimination against atheists. On…...

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American Atheists President David Silverman files appeal for denied custom New Jersey “ATHE1ST” license plate

See bottom of page for links to current news coverage of this story. UPDATE ON THIS STORY IS HERE — Despite previously approving such custom license plates as “1M2SEXY,” “CLIMAXX,” “IAMGOD,” and “BIOCH,” the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission denied American Atheists President David Silverman’s application for a custom license…...

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82-Year-Old Arctic Adventurer Barbara Hillary Will Speak at Atheist Convention

Barbara Hillary, the first black woman to reach the North Pole as well as the oldest woman to reach both poles, will speak at the American Atheists National Convention in Salt Lake City on Easter weekend next April, the national nonprofit announced Tuesday. Hillary became fascinated with arctic travel after retiring…...

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Atheists Distribute Books in Georgia State-Owned Park Cabins

Beginning Wednesday, visitors to Georgia State Parks vacationing in government-owned rental cabins can read atheist books during their stay courtesy of American Atheists. The national non-profit announced that its former President, Ed Buckner, will distribute hundreds of donated copies of atheist literature to the Red Top State Park for placement…...

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Atheist Convention to Feature NFL, Reality TV, and Rock Stars

American Atheists revealed details on Wednesday about its 2014 national convention in Salt Lake City, announcing that speakers will include NFL Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, Survivor®: Philippines winner and sex therapist Denise Stapley, and Grammy®-nominated Spin Doctors bass player Mark White. The convention will also feature an art show, workshops,…...

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A Catholic asks questions; an atheist responds

We received a letter from a woman with these 10 questions. Her husband is an atheist and she wanted more information than he was able to provide to her, so they thought they’d consult us. Here are her questions and my responses: 1) If we are only a bunch of…...

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Atheists Applaud Supreme Court for DOMA, Prop 8 Decisions

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists joins progressive advocates nationwide Wednesday in celebrating the Supreme Court’s announcement finding Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional on equal protection grounds for singling out certain types of legal marriages for unequal treatment, thereby requiring the federal government to recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples. The Supreme Court…...

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Join us on Saturday, June 29 for the unveiling of America’s first-ever atheist-sponsored monument on government property

On Saturday, June 29, American Atheists will unveil America’s first-ever atheist-sponsored monument to be placed on government property. The unveiling will take place in Starke, Florida in the Free Speech Forum in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. The unveiling is open to the public and we would love to…...

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