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CPAC Boots Atheist Booth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday February 25, 2014 Washington, DC—On Tuesday, American Atheists President David Silverman received a phone call from American Conservative Union Executive Director Dan Schneider informing him that the ACU board is breaking its agreement to permit American Atheists to host an information booth at the Conservative Political…...

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CPAC Reverses Course, Boots Atheist Booth

Washington, DC—On Tuesday, American Atheists President David Silverman received a phone call from American Conservative Union Executive Director Dan Schneider informing him that the ACU board is breaking its agreement to permit American Atheists to host an information booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), March 6-8. According to…...

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Atheists March Into Lions’ Den at CPAC

Washington, DC—On Tuesday, American Atheists announced it will sponsor an information booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the nation’s largest such annual gathering. Believed to be the first-ever atheist-sponsored CPAC booth, American Atheists leadership will be available to answer questions throughout the March 6–8 event at the Gaylord…...

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Atheists Distribute Books in Georgia State-Owned Park Cabins

Beginning Wednesday, visitors to Georgia State Parks vacationing in government-owned rental cabins can read atheist books during their stay courtesy of American Atheists. The national non-profit announced that its former President, Ed Buckner, will distribute hundreds of donated copies of atheist literature to the Red Top State Park for placement…...

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Margaret Doughty’s Application for Citizenship Approved

We heard the other day about Margaret Doughty, the 64-year-old Texas legal resident of 30 years who applied for U.S. citizenship, but noted that she has a conscientious objection to taking up arms. She was initially told that she would have to submit a letter from her church verifying their…...

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Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!

Today is Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, and we encourage atheists worldwide to participate! Draw a picture of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, and post it on your Facebook and/or Twitter. We do this to celebrate freedom of speech. For more information, see this link....

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Atheists Award $4,000 in Scholarships

Austin, TX—American Atheists presented three students with scholarships totaling $4,000 at a dinner ceremony during its 50th Anniversary Celebration and National Convention last weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. The $2,000 Founders 2012-2013 scholarship was awarded to Chris Calvey, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Calvey was…...

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American Atheists Jubilant Over Latest Religion Report

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists celebrate the latest Pew Research Center poll showing that, once again, the number of people in the U.S. who do not believe in any god, or who are non-religious (aka “nones”) is on the rise. The results indicate a 4.8% increase in the number of “nones” in…...

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