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Student Video Contest Details!

Hello students! As Jaclyn Glenn revealed in her promo video for the American Atheists 2014 National Convention, a very generous donor has offered to pay the admission costs of 10 lucky students. The convention is April 17-20 in Salt Lake city; more details are here. You can watch the whole…...

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Atheists Announce New Convention Speakers, Free Military Memberships, & Childcare Registration

Cranford, NJ—On Wednesday, American Atheists announced new speakers to its star-studded roster for the largest annual atheist event in the country. The new speakers include Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, Survivor®: Fiji reality-television contestant and tech executive Yau-Man Chan, and atheist & feminist activist Beth Presswood. Additionally, members of the…...

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Press Release: Atheists Take Playful Jab at Prayer in Super Bowl Billboard

East Rutherford, NJ—On Thursday, American Atheists launched a new billboard near Metlife Stadium with a dig at prayer. It is believed to be the first-ever atheist-sponsored ad aimed at a Super Bowl audience. The billboard features a priest cradling a football with text reading, “A ‘Hail Mary’ only works in…...

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Religious Freedom Day 2014

Today is Religious Freedom Day, annually celebrated on January 16 to commemorate the passage of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom in 1786. Thomas Jefferson, who served as the nation’s third President from March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1809, is buried at his estate at Monticello, near Charlottesville,…...

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Atheists File Federal Lawsuit to Remove Christian Monument at OK State Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday Jan 13, 2014 Text of the lawsuit is available here. Oklahoma City, OK—American Atheists filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against members of the Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission for placing a 2,000-pound Ten Commandments monument at the north entrance of the Oklahoma State Capitol in…...

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Atheist Billboard Campaign in Salt Lake City Parodies “I’m a Mormon” Ads

Salt Lake City, UT—The national civil-rights group American Atheists has launched a new billboard campaign in Salt Lake City with a play on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ “I’m a Mormon” campaign, to promote its upcoming national convention. The billboard features a native Utah family and reads,…...

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Atheists Challenge NY State Senator to Boycott His Own District

We have responded to State Senator Andrew Lanza’s hateful announcement by putting up another billboard in Lanza’s own district (Staten Island). The billboard is a digital board and went up late Wednesday night. We are putting this board there as a challenge to Senator Lanza. He claims to have been…...

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New York State Senator Petitions For Times Square Boycott As Atheists Fire Back

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists released an open letter chastising State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-NY) for abuse of power as an elected official regarding his Friday, December 13 press release attacking the atheist group. The open letter is here. The press release, published on Lanza’s official government website, calls for the…...

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