Public Policy

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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Democratic Representative Juan Mendez of Tempe, AZ opens House session with Carl Sagan quotation

We are very proud of Arizona today! Instead of the “usual” prayer, when it was Mendez’s turn to perform the invocation, he instead quoted Carl Sagan. Progress! We thank Mendez for his willingness to be open about his admiration for one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century—who…...

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We have signed on to Fitnah! – Movement for Women’s Liberation

We have signed on to Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation. Please check it out and spread the word: http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2013/04/19/fitnah/ Follow us on Twitter @AmericanAtheist Like our Facebook Page...

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American Atheists Supports D.C. Marriage Equality Rally

Many of our friends and colleages in the secular movement are attending the rally at the Supreme Court today showing their support for marriage equality. American Atheists fights for the complete separation of religion and government. Opposing marriage equality is one very high-profile example of religious people justifying bigotry by…...

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Mississippi governor signs school prayer bill

Last Thursday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 638, a bill requiring public schools to develop policies allowing students to pray over school intercoms, at assemblies, and at sporting events. “This is an overt act of hostility against minority religious beliefs and atheists, disguised as religious freedom,” said David Silverman,…...

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Virginia Public Offical Calls Atheists Terrorists

In a Washington Times article Loudoun County Supervisor Ken Reid calls Atheists “terrorists.” He shared the following comment with Washington Post reporter, Shivan Sarna. “[This is] another example of putting fingers in eyes of shoppers and businesses and trying to make a mockery of Christmas holidays — that’s what they’re really about.…...

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