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American Atheists Launches Investigation into Religious Propaganda in Online Public School Courses During COVID-19

Update: Edgenuity reached out to American Atheists on 9/9/2020, explaining that the undermentioned Grade 8 U.S. History class at Cincinnati Digital Academy contained content from Edgenuity’s Grade 11 American Literature class. American Atheists is continuing to investigate how religious content intended to be studied by 11th graders for the work’s…...

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American Atheists Urges Supreme Court Not to Impose Blasphemy Law, Warns of Deluge of Atheist Lawsuits

Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists, in an amicus brief for the upcoming Supreme Court case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, urged the Justices to refrain from restricting free speech and conjuring a de facto blasphemy law into existence from the bench....

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Appeals Court Sides with Discriminatory Religious Adoption Agency

Albany, NY—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sent a discriminatory Christian adoption agency’s legal case against New York State back to trial court....

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American Atheists Demands Full Transparency on Closed-Door Briefing on Church Bailouts

Washington, D.C.—This week, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists continued its investigation into the Trump Administration’s church bailouts. ...

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Supreme Court Allows Religious Organizations to Set Their Own Rules, Causing 100,000 Americans to Immediately Lose Access to Contraceptive Services

Washington, D.C.—The religious equality organization American Atheists condemned today’s 7-2 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania....

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Supreme Court Permits Religious Schools to Discriminate After Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Them

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists denounced the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, which expands a religious school’s ability to discriminate legally against teachers by considering them “ministers.”...

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Supreme Court Forces Montana to Fund Religious Schools, Destroying Foundation of Church-State Separation

Washington D.C.—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists condemned the Supreme Court’s Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue ruling as an attack on the constitutional principle of religious freedom. The 5-4 decision severely limits the no-aid-for-religion clause in Montana’s and 30 other states’ constitutions....

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American Atheists Launches Investigation into Trump Administration’s Secretive Church Bailouts

Washington D.C.—Today, the church/state watchdog organization American Atheists announced it is investigating the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s church bailouts, as part of the nearly $700 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)....

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