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Atheists Urge Circuit Court to Stop Excluding Atheists from Congressional Invocation

Washington, DC—In a brief filed Monday, attorneys from American Atheists argue that the U.S. House of Representatives and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy unconstitutionally discriminated against atheists by imposing a religious test by refusing to allow an atheist minister to deliver an invocation to the U.S. House. The Center for Inquiry…...

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Atheist Groups Denounce Oklahoma’s Discriminatory Adoption and Foster Care Law

Oklahoma City, OK—Five national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, and the religiously unaffiliated—a rapidly growing group comprising of one quarter of Americans—today issued a statement condemning the recently-passed Oklahoma law which permits religiously run adoption agencies to discriminate based on their faith while still receiving taxpayer funding....

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Atheists Denounce Appointment of Christian Supremacist Tony Perkins to Religious Freedom Commission

Washington, DC—In a statement today, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced that Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council (FRC), was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to a two-year term as a commissioner at the USCIRF. During his term, Perkins will remain…...

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Keep coercive prayer out of public schools!

Baton Rouge, LA—On Tuesday, the Louisiana House Committee on Education will hear two bills which would allow teachers and students to pray together in public schools....

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Trump Administration Continues Daily Assault on Religious Freedom

Washington, DC—At a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the “White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative,” an office that would further undermine religious freedom and pour even more taxpayer money into religious groups that are free to discriminate, have little…...

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Statement from Interim Executive Director Ed Buckner

Cranford, NJ—Following his appointment as Interim Executive Director by the American Atheists Board of Directors, Dr. Ed Buckner released the following statement:...

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Former American Atheists President Ed Buckner Appointed Interim Executive Director

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists announced the appointment of former president Ed Buckner as interim executive director. Dr. Buckner previously served as president of American Atheists from 2008 to 2010....

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Tell Louisiana Lawmakers Not to Allow Public School Teachers to Pray with Students

Baton Rouge, LA—Lawmakers in Louisiana are rushing to pass several unconstitutional bills which would allow teachers and students to pray together in public schools....

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