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American Atheists Edges Closer to Victory in Lawsuit Against Christian Nationalist Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert

Little Rock, AR—December 15, 2020—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists celebrated a victory in its lawsuit for free speech and religious equality against Arkansas State Senator Stanley Jason Rapert. Judge Kristine G. Baker of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas denied Rapert’s supplemental motion…...

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American Atheists Statement on Resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr

Cranford, NJ—In response to the resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Bill Barr has been a scourge on our nation’s democracy who seemed to relish finding new ways to subvert the Constitution; weaponize religion against LGBTQ people, women, and religious minorities;…...

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Trump Administration Destroys Religious Freedom Protections Across Ten Federal Agencies

Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s announcement today that it would strip nondiscrimination and religious freedom protections for Americans receiving taxpayer-funded services from religious providers....

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Today’s Supreme Court Decision Gives COVID-19 Deniers Ammo to Defy Public Health Orders

Washington, D.C.—December 10, 2020—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists warned about the grave consequences of the Supreme Court’s 8-0 decision in Tanzin v. Tanvir. COVID-19 deniers will now be able to use this ruling to defy public health measures that combat the pandemic. In today’s decision, the Supreme Court…...

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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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