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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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Arkansas Legislature Passes Church Superspreader Bill, Allows People to “Kill Themselves” and the Community with COVID-19

Little Rock, Arkansas—Today, the public policy watchdog American Atheists condemned passage of Arkansas’s church superspreader bill (HB 1211) in the Senate (31-0 with 4 present)....

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Christian Nationalist Jason Rapert Fast Tracks Arkansas’s Church Superspreader Bill, Disregards COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

Little Rock, Arkansas—Today, the public policy watchdog American Atheists denounced Arkansas’s church superspreader bill (HB 1211), which this afternoon passed the Senate Committee for State Agencies and Governmental Affairs....

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Arizona Residents: Oppose Public Funding for Deceptive Religious “Pregnancy Centers!”

Today and tomorrow, two legislative committees will hold votes on controversial bills (SB 1251/HB 2404) that could hand over $3 million to religious “pregnancy centers.” These fake pregnancy centers have a religious mission to prevent abortion and use deceptive marketing practices to target and lure pregnant women to facilities posing…...

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Arkansas’s Church Superspreader Bill Passes House, Limits Ability to Stop Wave of COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

Little Rock, Arkansas—Today, the public policy watchdog American Atheists expressed grave concern about Arkansas’s church superspreader bill (HB 1211), which passed the Arkansas House 75–10 this afternoon. The bill permits houses of worship to ignore reasonable public health restrictions, increasing the likelihood that they will become COVID-19 superspreader sites....

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