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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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‘War on Christmas’ Original Programs to Debut on AtheistTV

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced on Wednesday that AtheistTV, its new television channel, will feature original programs proclaiming the truth about Christmas on December 24 and December 25, featuring scholars and celebrities from the atheist community. New holiday-inspired specials debunking the origins of the holiday from The Thinking Atheist’s Seth Andrews,…...

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Cast to Perform at Atheist Convention

 Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced Saturday that comedians Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will reprise their roles from the Emmy-nominated series Mystery Science Theater 3000 at the American Atheists 2015 National Convention in Memphis in April in front of a live audience. For now, the movie that has been chosen for…...

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Atheists Demand Christians Share Christmas in TN Billboard War

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists posted new billboards in Memphis and Nashville on Friday that read “Dear Christians, I share my toys. Why won’t you share the season? Happy Holidays for all!” The new message is in response to an anti-atheist billboard placed by a group of Christians on Thursday evening in…...

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Celebrity Fashion Designer, Zombie Author, and More Will Speak at Memphis Atheist Convention

Cranford, NJ—On Wednesday, American Atheists announced renowned fashion designer and atheist Fade Zu Grau, as seen on Lifetime’s Project Runway, as a speaker for its 2015 National Convention in Memphis next April. Other speakers newly announced include former actress and stage sword-fighting expert-turned zombie-author Dana Fredsti; Dr. Buzzy Jackson of…...

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Atheists Promote ‘Skip Church’ Christmas Billboards in South

Cranford, NJ—Continuing its tradition of “firebrand-style” billboards at Christmastime, American Atheists launched a new campaign in Bible Belt cities, beginning Monday. The billboards feature a young girl writing a letter to Santa; her letter reads, “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for…...

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American Atheists Offers 2015-2016 Scholarships

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced Friday that it is offering seven scholarships totalling $4,000 to undergraduate and graduate atheist students. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2015, and winners will be announced at the American Atheists 2015 National Convention April 2-5, in Memphis, Tennessee. The seven scholarships offered are the…...

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