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Bailout Loans for Religious Worship Must Be Paid Back, Not Forgiven

Outrageously, more than $7.3 billion in forgivable loans went to places of worship through the Paycheck Protection Program!...

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Organizations Call Upon Congress to Protect Church/State Separation in COVID-19 Relief Bill

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists was joined by seven civil rights organizations in urging Congress to include language in the new coronavirus relief bill that would prevent loan forgiveness for billions of dollars that have been used to support religious activities....

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Appeals Court Sides with Discriminatory Religious Adoption Agency

Albany, NY—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sent a discriminatory Christian adoption agency’s legal case against New York State back to trial court....

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Another NY Christian Nationalist Bill Bites the Dust

Albany, NY—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists cheered the New York Assembly Education Committee’s 10-4 vote against New York’s “Student Religious Expression” bill (A5387). This controversial bill would have provided special privileges to religious students in public schools, allowing them to engage in religious activities and potentially interfere with…...

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American Atheists Demands Full Transparency on Closed-Door Briefing on Church Bailouts

Washington, D.C.—This week, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists continued its investigation into the Trump Administration’s church bailouts. ...

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Christian Nationalist Bible Class Bill Fails to Gain Foothold in New York

Albany, NY—Today, the national religious equality watchdog, American Atheists, praised the New York Assembly Education Committee for voting 23-6 against Bible class legislation (A6315)....

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Oppose DeVos’s plan to use the pandemic to enrich religious schools!

Earlier this week, we asked you to reach out to your state lawmakers in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Espinoza decision and urge them to repeal any state school voucher or tax credit programs. Unfortunately, now the Trump Administration has stepped in to make the situation even worse....

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Supreme Court Allows Religious Organizations to Set Their Own Rules, Causing 100,000 Americans to Immediately Lose Access to Contraceptive Services

Washington, D.C.—The religious equality organization American Atheists condemned today’s 7-2 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania....

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