Legal

Atheists to Accept Georgia Governor’s Offer by Sending Atheist Books to State Parks

American Atheists announced Friday that it will send the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) enough popular atheist books to place one in every state park cabin in the state. The atheist books will be placed alongside Gideon Bibles already in every state park cabin as directed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on…...

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American Atheists to Appeal World Trade Center Cross Judgment

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced that it is filing an appeal against a March 29 ruling that including the World Trade Center (WTC) Cross in the WTC Memorial’s Historical Exhibit is not a state action endorsing religion. The judge on the case, Deborah Batts, wrote in her ruling that “the Cross…...

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Judge Rules 9/11 Memorial Cross ‘Non-Religious’—Atheist Group Will Appeal Judgment

Austin, TX—In the matter of American Atheists’ lawsuit against the taxpayer-funded 9/11 Memorial Cross, a judge found no state action endorsing religion and found that the symbol itself is not religious but instead an artifact.  The ruling states, “Since the decision to include the artifact in the Museum’s Historical Exhibit…...

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Supreme Court declines to hear Kentucky case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it has declined to hear American Atheists’ case against the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state’s Office of Homeland Security. American Atheists originally filed a lawsuit in 2008 seeking to remove part of a 2006 Kentucky anti-terrorism law. The law as currently written requires…...

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Christians Take Over Interfaith Army Chapel in Combat Zone

American Atheists recently became aware that a chapel on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Orgun-E in Afghanistan has been illegally modified to look like a church with a steeple and crosses etched on the doors. These modifications directly violate military regulations, including Army Regulation 165-1.  According to the regulation, chapels are a shared…...

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Acknowledge ‘Almighty God’ or Go Directly to Jail

Cranford, NJ—Everyday in Kentucky, due to a 2008 homeland security law, atheists and agnostics are potentially forced to assert that the public safety of their state is dependent on “Almighty God” or face criminal charges, including up to 12 months in jail. On November 13, 2012, American Atheists’ National Legal…...

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