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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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Leesburg (FL) School Takes Action to End Prayer Led By Baseball Coach

In early, February, American Atheists received information that Leesburg High School head baseball coach Rich Billings and assistant coach John Meier were initiating and leading students and other coaches in prayer every day following baseball practice. On February 10, American Atheists’ in-house counsel Amanda Knief sent an advisory letter to Leesburg…...

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Ban Lifted: American Atheists to Speak, Table at 2015 CPAC

Washington, DC—On Thursday, American Atheists announced that board member Jamila Bey will be speaking on the main stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), after the atheist civil-rights nonprofit was banned from tabling at the 2014 conference. American Atheists will also co-host an exhibitor table at this year’s event.…...

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Atheist Billboards in Two Cities Promote First-ever Atheist Convention in Puerto Rico

San Juan, PR—On Monday, American Atheists announced Puerto Rico’s first-ever atheist convention, scheduled for August 21-23, with billboards in San Juan and Ponce. Tickets are now available online at atheists.org/puertorico. “A significant part of our mission at American Atheists is building up and empowering communities of atheists everywhere, nationwide,” said American…...

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American Atheists Statement About Chapel Hill Murders

Cranford, NJ—The staff of American Atheists is saddened by the deaths of Yusor Mohammad, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Deah Barakat, who were killed on Tuesday, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We mourn with their families, their friends, and with everyone touched by this tragedy. “American Atheists condemns violence in any…...

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American Atheists Condemns Attack on Charlie Hebdo

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists stands in solidarity with those affected by the heinous terrorist attack at the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris Tuesday. We mourn the lives lost, offer our condolences to the families of the victims, and condemn this assault on free expression in the strongest…...

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Open Letter: American Atheists Demands Apology After Troy University Chancellor Sends New Year’s Anti-Atheist Video in Mass Email

On Tuesday, December 30, Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. PhD sent a mass email containing a link to the following video to every student and staff member at the public institution. Here is the video from the chancellor’s email: The original email from Chancellor Hawkins to students and staff of…...

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