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Betsy DeVos Expands Dangerous Exemptions for Religious Colleges and Universities

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists denounced the Department of Education’s Title IX regulation changes, which expand religious exemptions for schools and weaken protections for victims of sexual harassment....

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Tell Lawmakers: We’re Here, We’re Atheist, and We Demand Representation!

American Atheists recently launched Reality Check: Being Nonreligious in America, a report based on the U.S. Secular Survey conducted in 2019....

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Largest Survey on Nonreligious Americans Reveals Widespread Discrimination and Stigma

Cranford, NJ—Today, the nonreligious identity organization American Atheists released Reality Check: Being Nonreligious in America, a comprehensive report drawn from the groundbreaking U.S. Secular Survey....

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Congress Authorizes Another Unconstitutional Giveaway for Religious Worship in Latest Coronavirus Stimulus

Washington D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists condemned Congress’s failure to include necessary constitutional protections in the $484 billion aid bill passed by the House of Representatives. As a result, the additional $310 billion injected into the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program can unconstitutionally fund religious worship....

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Trump Administration to Redirect WHO Funding to Evangelist Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, Putting Lives at Risk

Washington, D.C.—Today, the church/state separation watchdog organization American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s alleged plan to steer nearly $400 million in World Health Organization (WHO) contributions to private organizations, including Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse....

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Tell the Small Business Administration to Stop Taxpayer Funding for Religious Worship!

The CARES Act, passed by Congress to provide economic stability during the coronavirus pandemic, created a stream of funding for businesses and nonprofits called the Paycheck Protection Program. Unfortunately, however, they did not include important protections for the separation of religion and government. Now, the Small Business Administration (SBA), which…...

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URGENT: Tell Congress to Stop Taxpayer Funding for Religious Worship!

The CARES Act, passed by Congress to provide economic stability during the coronavirus pandemic, created a stream of funding for businesses and nonprofits called the Paycheck Protection Program. Unfortunately, Congress did not include important protections for the separation of religion and government. ...

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Little Sisters’ Supreme Court Case Could Grant Religious Groups Carte Blanche to Ignore the Law

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists joined other secular organizations in filing an amicus brief in the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania case, one of the most important religious exemption cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term....

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