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Atheist Leaders and Texas Pastors Will Meet for Roundtable Discussion

Cranford, NJ— American Atheists President David Silverman and Vice President Kathleen Johnson will join with noted British philosopher and atheist A.C. Grayling to meet with Austin-area pastors for a non-confrontational exchange of ideas. The three atheist leaders are in Austin for the American Atheists 50th Anniversary National Convention this weekend.…...

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American Atheists Supports D.C. Marriage Equality Rally

Many of our friends and colleages in the secular movement are attending the rally at the Supreme Court today showing their support for marriage equality. American Atheists fights for the complete separation of religion and government. Opposing marriage equality is one very high-profile example of religious people justifying bigotry by…...

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Mississippi governor signs school prayer bill

Last Thursday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 638, a bill requiring public schools to develop policies allowing students to pray over school intercoms, at assemblies, and at sporting events. “This is an overt act of hostility against minority religious beliefs and atheists, disguised as religious freedom,” said David Silverman,…...

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Supreme Court declines to hear Kentucky case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it has declined to hear American Atheists’ case against the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state’s Office of Homeland Security....

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American Atheists launch ‘Go Godless Instead’ Billboards

American Atheists announced a billboard campaign in Austin and Dallas, Texas, which features four designs with quotes from Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, and Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress about the place of faith in government and their views on homosexuality....

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American Atheists Hires Public Relations Director

American Atheists announced today that Dave Muscato of Columbia, Missouri, will be the new Public Relations Director. Muscato, previously the Kansas/Missouri Volunteer Network Coordinator for the Secular Student Alliance, will relocate from Missouri to our national headquarters in Cranford, NJ....

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American Atheists Announces Musical and Comedy Line-Up for 50th Anniversary Convention

American Atheists is proud to announce its music and comedy lineup for the 50th Anniversary National Convention in Austin TX on March 28-31, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency. American Atheists prides itself on producing large, informative, and fun conventions, but since this year is our 50th anniversary, attendees will have…...

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New Billboard in San Diego Puts Atheism in Positive Light

“Atheism: A personal relationship with reality.” These words appear over an image of a curtain, held open by a stack of books, that reveals an appealing natural scene. They are part of a prominent 14 ft x 48 ft billboard scheduled to go up today along the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway (SR 94)…...

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