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American Atheists’ Statement on NYC Mayor Adams

In response to comments at an interfaith gathering today by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and his advisor Ingrid Lewis-Martin attacking church-state separation and denigrating the nonreligious, American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement: The separation of church and state protects the rights of Christians, Buddhists, Jews,…...

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Atheists Applaud Biden Administration for Restoring Critical Religious Equality Protections

American Atheists praised the Biden Administration for acting to restore critical religious equality and civil rights protections for people who receive government-funded social services from religiously affiliated providers....

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Joint Statement Regarding Changes in Board Membership

Today, American Atheists Board Chairperson Jen Scott and Mandisa Thomas, Founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, released the following statements: From Mandisa Thomas, President and Founder of Black Nonbelievers After careful thought and consideration, I have informed my colleagues on the American Atheists Board of Directors that I would be…...

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New Report Forecasts Christian Nationalist Movement’s State-Level Strategy in 2023

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists warned about white Christian nationalists’ likely strategy for 2023, following the midterm elections. This warning draws on the large body of research and trends published today in the organization’s 2022 State of the Secular States report. Now in its fifth annual edition,…...

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Atheists Condemn NY Governor for Forcing New Yorkers into Religious Substance-Use Programs

Albany, NY—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists denounced New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s surprising decision to veto the life-saving Secular Recovery Bill (A.8163/S.7313). Earlier this year, the New York Assembly and Senate passed this legislation with bipartisan support....

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Statement from American Atheists Board Chair Regarding Board Member Mandisa Thomas

Today, American Atheists Board Chairperson Jennifer Scott released the following statement: ...

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U.S. State Department and Secular Organizations Emphasize Need to Protect Nonreligious People Worldwide

Washington, D.C.—On December 8, the religious freedom watchdog American Atheists held a briefing for Humanists International’s 2022 Freedom of Thought Report at the Hill Center. The report, now in its eleventh edition, assesses every country in the world on the basis of human rights and the legal status of humanists,…...

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Atheists Win Settlement After Suing Christian Nationalist Lawmaker

Little Rock, AR—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists announced a successful settlement against Christian nationalist Jason Rapert. This Arkansas state senator—who is also the president and founder of the Christian nationalist organization, National Association of Christian Lawmakers—discriminated against his atheist constituents and violated their freedom of speech. As part…...

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