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Let’s Not Forget the Trump Administration Has Spent Years Attacking Public Health in the Name of Religion

Last week, Donald Trump announced his intention to reopen the United States by Easter despite health experts’ warnings (although he’s since walked back his comments). “It’s such an important day for other reasons,” Trump said in an attempt to ingratiate himself further with his evangelical base, imbuing this deadly decision…...

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Atheists Oppose Rolling Back Housing Protections for Nonbelievers and Minorities

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, opposing the rollback of religious freedom protections for atheists, women, LGBTQ people, and other groups....

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Senator Rubio Pledges Government Handout to Churches in $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists denounced Senator Marco Rubio’s promise of a “cash injection” to churches amid the coronavirus crisis....

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Michigan Residents: Oppose Religious Exemptions for Large Gatherings

Governor Gretchen Whitmer wisely issued an executive order that limits gatherings of more than 50 people in order to prevent the spread of potentially deadly coronavirus in Michigan....

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Indiana City Discriminates Against Local Atheists, Violates Constitution

Connersville, IN—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists denounced Connersville’s new invocation policy as unconstitutional and anti-atheist, calling for it to be amended....

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Missouri Residents: Oppose Bible Classes in Public Schools!

The Missouri House of Representatives is about to vote on a dangerous bill that threatens the religious freedom of Missouri students....

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Take a Stand Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Virginia!

The Virginia Values Act is currently on the desk of Governor Ralph Northam. This landmark bill would say once and for all that discrimination against LGBTQ Virginians is wrong....

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Atheists Urge Supreme Court to Protect Employees from Discriminatory Religious Organizations

Washington, D.C.—In an amicus brief filed today, American Atheists, the Center for Inquiry, and the American Humanist Association urged the Supreme Court to deny attempts by religious employers to ignore non-discrimination laws on the basis of their religion.  At the center of the consolidated cases Our Lady of Guadalupe School…...

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