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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 advocates nationwide Wednesday in celebrating the Supreme Court’s announcement finding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (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…...

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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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Margaret Doughty’s Application for Citizenship Approved

We heard the other day about Margaret Doughty, the 64-year-old Texas legal resident of 30 years who applied for U.S. citizenship, but noted that she has a conscientious objection to taking up arms. She was initially told that she would have to submit a letter from her church verifying their…...

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American Atheists Responds to Johnson Lawsuit

To American Atheists’ members and supporters: On Monday, an article was published about former development director AJ Johnson filing a lawsuit against American Atheists for wrongful termination based on a claim of alleged discrimination. As President of American Atheists I can assure you that Ms. Johnson was not terminated for…...

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Fifty Years of Reason: A Special Message from our President on the Anniversary of the Supreme Court Case that Launched American Atheists

The United States of America in the 1960s was a time of change. In his run for president against Richard Nixon, Senator John F. Kennedy gave a campaign speech on September 12, 1960 to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association about the role of religion in government. In the United States’…...

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Atheist Pride Day

Today is June 6th, Atheist Pride Day! I’ve been out about 4 years now, and it’s the greatest feeling in the world. I feel so free and so happy. This is a feeling I want for all people who are oppressed by religion—anyone tortured by the threat of hell, anyone…...

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Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Cranford, NJ—Following a settlement with Bradford County, Florida, American Atheists will unveil a new monument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse: a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Benjamin Franklin, and others. The bench will sit adjacent to an existing monument featuring the…...

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