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Kentuckians: Please Help Stop Dangerous Religious Exemptions in Health Care!

Last week the Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill (SB 83) that creates dangerously broad religious exemptions for health care providers, institutions, and payers, allowing them to deny care based on their beliefs. This bill opens the door to widespread denial of care and discrimination. We need your help to stop it…...

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“Moment of Silence” Bill is Florida Representative’s Controversial Answer to Parkland Shooting

Tallahassee, FL—Today, the church/state watchdog organization American Atheists denounced passage (12-6) of HB 529 in the Early Learning and Elementary Education Subcommittee. This moment of silence bill mandates that public school teachers lead students in daily moments of reflection, a strategy used by school prayer activists to promote unconstitutional teacher-led…...

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Stop the Arizona Church Superspreader Bill!

Across the country, we are seeing a wave of bills to create special rights for churches to ignore public health restrictions and hold in-person gatherings. In Arizona, lawmakers are considering HB 2648, which prevents religious organizations from being subject to restrictions if any secular business or organization is exempt. For example, if hospitals…...

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Stop the Missouri Church Superspreader Bill

Across the country, we are seeing a wave of bills to create special rights for churches to ignore public health restrictions and hold in-person gatherings....

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American Atheists Expresses Concern About Return of Faith Office to Biden White House

Washington, D.C. — In response to an announcement from the White House that President Joe Biden has signed an executive order reestablishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:...

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Stop the Oklahoma Church Superspreader Bill!

Across the country, we are seeing a wave of bills to create special rights for churches to ignore public health restrictions and hold in-person gatherings....

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LAST CHANCE to tell the Biden Administration to stop funding churches

Over the last year, the Trump Administration used the pandemic as an excuse to fund houses of worship with more than $7.3 billion of our taxpayer money....

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Recent Supreme Court Cases Do Not Prevent COVID-19 Restrictions that Affect Churches

What do the Supreme Court’s Decisions in Roman Catholic Diocese v. Cuomo and South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom Require?...

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