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Announcing the winner of our pumpkin-carving contest: “Evolution” by Pete Zupan of Washington, DC!

Hello all! We are thrilled to announce the winner of our first-ever atheist-themed Pumpkin Carving Contest. The winner will receive a voucher redeemable for a ticket to the 2015 National Convention in Memphis, Tennessee this coming April 2-5. The winning pumpkin was a depiction of the “Evolution” sequence from Carl…...

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North Carolina High School Agrees to Review Policies After American Atheists Calls Out Religious Assembly

Cranford, NJ—Principal J. Wayne Shepherd of the West Wilkes High School in Wilkes, North Carolina, has agreed to review the restrictions about religious activities at the public high school and the policy of distribution of non-school sponsored literature to students after American Atheists sent a letter of concern about a…...

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#AtheistVoter Campaign Launched to Put Politicians on Notice

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists announced the launch of the #AtheistVoter Campaign, a two-week initiative on social media to encourage atheists, humanists, agnostics, and other non-religious U.S. citizens to voice their intentions to vote and their concerns about issues to the candidates running in the midterm elections. “Atheists make up…...

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Atheists Decry Punishment of PA Teen for ‘Desecration’

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists on Friday expressed their disappointment at the sentencing of a Pennsylvania teen for “desecration of a venerated object” stemming from photos the teen posted on a social media site with himself and a statue of Jesus in July. “The fact that this teenager was charged with a…...

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Atheists Will Protest Teenager’s Arrest for ‘Desecration’ of Jesus Statue

Bedford County, PA—On Thursday, three atheist groups—American Atheists, Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, and Truth Wins Out—announced a joint press conference and protest in Bedford County, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 27 at 12:00 PM on 200 South Juliana Street at the steps of the Bedford County Courthouse. The demonstration is in protest of…...

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American Atheists Tackles Bible Belt for 2015 Convention

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists announced the opening of online registration and early bird pricing for its 2015 National Convention to be held in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Peabody Hotel, April 2-5. The group also announced two new speakers: Bangladeshi atheist blogger Asif Mohiuddin and Lucien Greaves of The Satanic…...

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American Atheists Condemns Violence, Media Censorship in Ferguson

Cranford, NJ – American Atheists joins with local and national religious groups and community leaders to express our deep distress at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri—the violence, arrests, and threats to the freedom of the press and the freedom to peacefully assemble.  ...

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Islam Critic, Women’s Advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali To Be 2015 Convention Keynote

Manhattan, NY—During his speech at the launch party for the world’s first television channel dedicated to atheism content, Atheist TV, American Atheists President Dave Silverman announced that author, activist, politician, and public speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali will headline for the American Atheists annual National Convention next April 3–5 in Memphis, Tennessee…...

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9/11 Cross Case Ruling Is An Example of Christian Privilege

Cranford, NJ – American Atheists is disappointed in the Second Circuit’s ruling Monday to affirm the dismissal of its case against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the equal representation of atheists in the 9/11 National Museum. “The Court relied on the words of religious persons,…...

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American Atheists Lauds Lack of Religious Exemptions in LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

Cranford, NJ—On Monday, American Atheists voiced its approval for the lack of religious exemptions in President Obama’s executive order prohibiting companies with federal contracts from sexual orientation and gender identity employment discrimination. “The bottom line for American Atheists is and will always be equality,” said American Atheists President Dave Silverman.…...

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American Atheists Supports Senate Legislation to Fix Hobby Lobby Ruling

Cranford–On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014,” legislation that will restore certain types of contraceptive insurance coverage for women following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling on June 30. American Atheists fully supports this…...

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World’s First Atheist TV Channel to Launch July 29

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced Wednesday that it has set Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the official date for the launch of Atheist TV, the world’s first television channel dedicated to atheist content, on Roku. The national atheist nonprofit will host a launch party that night in Manhattan to celebrate. “The…...

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