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Atheists Launch Easter Bunny Billboard for OKC Convention

Oklahoma City, OK—American Atheists today launched a billboard campaign in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, advertising its national convention featuring keynote speaker Hugh Laurie, March 29 to April 1, 2018, at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown. Tickets are now on sale and are just $50 for residents of Oklahoma....

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting Conversion Therapy Ban in Maine

Augusta, ME—On behalf of its constituents in Maine, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of LD 912, a bill that would protect young people in Maine from the dangerous practice of “conversion therapy,” a typically religious-based attempt to change one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression....

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Civil Rights Groups Urge Against Government Honors for Rev. Billy Graham

Washington, DC—On Thursday, February 22, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the remains of evangelical pastor Rev. Billy Graham would lie in honor in the United States Capitol Rotunda on February 28 and March 1. Graham would be just the fourth private…...

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American Atheists Statement on CPAC’s Rejection of Atheist Voices

Washington, DC—After appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) as an exhibitor for the past four years, American Atheists was denied that opportunity this year. In response, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement: It has been our position since we first reached out to CPAC’s organizers…...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting Conversion Therapy Ban in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI—On behalf of its constituents in Hawaii, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of SB 270, a bill that would protect young people in Hawaii from the dangerous practice of “conversion therapy,” a typically religious-based attempt to change one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression....

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Religious Refusal Law in New Hampshire

Concord, NH—On behalf its members, supporters, and constituents in New Hampshire, American Atheists has submitted testimony in opposition to HB 1787, a bill in the New Hampshire legislature that would endanger the lives of New Hampshire citizens and allow health care providers and institutions to place their own religious beliefs…...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Legislation Which Would Insert Religion into Arizona Classrooms

Phoenix, AZ—American Atheists submitted testimony in opposition to Arizona’s SB 1289, which will be heard by the Senate Education Committee on February 15, 2018. This bill would permit schools to display an English translation of the Arizona state motto (“Ditat Deus” or, in English, “God Enriches”)....

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American Atheists Statement on President Trump’s Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast

Washington, DC—In response to President Trump’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast today, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement:...

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