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Nonreligious Young People Helped Put Biden in the White House. New Research Explores Who They Are.

Washington, D.C.—Today, the nonreligious advocacy organizations, American Atheists and the Secular Student Alliance, released The Tipping Point Generation: America’s Nonreligious Youth. The report, which draws on survey responses from nearly 34,000 nonreligious participants, including 3,421 nonreligious 18-24 year olds, provides an in-depth analysis of who nonreligious young people are, the…...

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Department of Labor Greenlights Employment Discrimination in the Name of Religion

Washington, D.C.—December 7, 2020—Today, American Atheists denounced the U.S. Department of Labor’s new regulation that expands federal contractors’ ability to discriminate based on religion. More specifically, the new rule allows nominally religious organizations—and even for-profit corporations—to qualify for discriminatory religious exemptions. The new rule not only expands which employers can…...

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Hawaii Discontinues Online Learning Program Full of Religious Propaganda Following Warning Letter from American Atheists

Honolulu, HI—November 17, 2020—Today, church/state separation watchdog organization American Atheists praised the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) for reviewing its online public school programs for religious, racist, and misogynistic content....

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Statement from American Atheists in Response to Joe Biden’s Election as President

CRANFORD, NJ — Following the announcement that Joe Biden has received enough votes to win the 2020 presidential election, American Atheists’ president Nick Fish released the following statement: I congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for their hard-fought win in this election. The American people have voted,…...

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Trump Administration Must Disclose Full Details of $7.3 Billion Church Bailout, Federal Court Rules

Washington, D.C.—11/5/2020—Today, the church/state watchdog organization praised the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s ruling that the Trump Administration must disclose the full details of the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan recipients. This program includes approximately $7.3 billion used to bail out…...

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American Atheists’ Statement on Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

In response to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement: With today’s vote, the Senate elevated Christian privilege and ideological bias above equality under the law for decades to come. With this rushed, hypocritical process, the Senate…...

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Trump Administration Creates Special Rules for Churches to Access Public Funds, Yet Again

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Small Business Administration published a new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) regulation that, once again, particularly benefits churches. American Atheists denounced this rule as yet another unconstitutional attack by the Trump Administration on church/state separation....

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Today’s Supreme Court Case Threatens to Turn Nonreligious Americans into Second-Class Citizens

Washington, D.C.—October 6, 2020—Today at 11 am ET, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear livestreamed oral arguments in Tanzin v. Tanvir, a case that has received scant media attention but could have far-reaching consequences for church/state separation, warns the civil rights organization American Atheists....

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