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American Atheists Joins Letter Calling for End to Blasphemy Laws

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today announced that it has joined the American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, Secular Coalition for America, and a host of other secularist and atheist organizations to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor a resolution introduced by Reps. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) calling…...

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American Atheists Statement About Charleston Shooting

Cranford, NJ—The staff of American Atheists is shocked and horrified by the murder of nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. “This is a sickening act of violence. I can’t even begin to express my sorrow and support for members of the Charleston community,” said American…...

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Atheists Decry Bigotry Cloaked in NC ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Raleigh, NC—In a vote today, the North Carolina legislature overrode Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2, a bill which gave government employees the right to refuse to perform marriage services for any couple as long as the employee cites a deeply held religious objection. “This is yet another…...

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First Puerto Rico Atheist Conference Features Catholic Priest, YouTube Celebrity

San Juan, PR—On Thursday, American Atheists announced the speakers who will appear at the first-ever atheist conference in Puerto Rico, August 21-23. The lineup, featuring both local and mainland speakers, includes a Catholic priest, an expert on the historicity of Jesus, and a civil rights activist. Simultaneous translation will be…...

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American Atheists Announces Reorganization

Cranford—American Atheists today announced a reorganization to focus its efforts on legal and public policy matters. The reorganization includes an emphasis towards voter engagement, political action, and legal advocacy. Some staff positions were eliminated to accommodate this change in direction. As of June 1, Nick Fish will become the National…...

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On Marriage Equality Case, the Rights of LGBT Americans Trump Religious Dogma

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. This is likely the most significant case on the issue of marriage equality to come before the highest court in America in our generation. “American Atheists stands for the rights…...

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First-Ever American Atheists Television Ad Will Air on CNN

Cranford, NJ—The national nonprofit American Atheists announced on Tuesday that the organization will debut its first-ever national television ad tonight on CNN during programs before and after a CNN Special Report called Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers, featuring American Atheists President David Silverman and other atheist leaders.   American…...

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Atheists, Pastor, and Imam To Go Head-to-Head in Public Panel

Memphis, TN—On Monday, the national nonprofit American Atheists announced an interfaith panel discussion featuring experts on Islam, Christianity, and atheism from 4 to 5 pm on Wednesday, April 1 in the Skyway Ballroom of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. The public and media are invited to this free event, which…...

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Arabic Billboard Promotes Atheist Convention to Ex-Muslims

Memphis, TN—On Monday, American Atheists announced an Arabic-language billboard in Memphis aimed at promoting its 2015 National Convention April 2-5 in Memphis at the historic Peabody Hotel to ex-Muslims. The billboard features a young girl wearing “bunny ears” with accompanying Arabic text reading, “An atheist convention featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali…...

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AAcon15: Announcing another major speaker—Vaccination expert Paul Offit, MD

American Atheists is proud to announce yet another major speaker, vaccination expert Dr. Paul Offit, to the 2015 National Convention roster. The convention will take place in Memphis, Tennessee this April 2-5 at the Peabody Hotel. Register for the convention instantly online at atheists.org/convention2015. Dr. Offit is the author of…...

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Atheist Convention Will Screen ‘God’s Not Dead’—With a Helping Hand From ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Cast

Memphis, TN—On Tuesday, American Atheists announced that it will feature a screening of the 2014 Christian film God’s Not Dead starring Kevin Sorbo at its 2015 National Convention in Memphis, April 2-5 . Comedians Trace Bealieu and Frank Conniff, best known for their roles in the sci-fi comedy TV show…...

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Atheist Convention Billboard Rejected as ‘Offensive’ for Mentioning ‘Easter’

Nashville, TN—On Monday, American Atheists announced a two-city billboard campaign in Tennessee promoting its 2015 National Convention during April 2-5 in Memphis at the historic Peabody Hotel. The two billboards are radically different because the Nashville billboard leasing company rejected two designs as “offensive” and “aggressive” for including the words…...

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