Statements

Sorry, Senator Hawley. It’s Unconstitutional to Bail Out Churches with $350 Billion Small Business Aid.

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious freedom watchdog organizations American Atheists, Center for Inquiry (CFI), Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), and Secular Coalition for America (SCA) corrected Senator Josh Hawley’s claim that “the SBA [Small Business Administration] is WRONGLY telling churches and lenders that churches and religious nonprofits don’t qualify for the…...

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Senator Rubio Pledges Government Handout to Churches in $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists denounced Senator Marco Rubio’s promise of a “cash injection” to churches amid the coronavirus crisis....

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Indiana City Discriminates Against Local Atheists, Violates Constitution

Connersville, IN—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists denounced Connersville’s new invocation policy as unconstitutional and anti-atheist, calling for it to be amended....

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Trump’s School Voucher Proposal Would Rob Public Schools of $5 Billion Every Year

Cranford, NJ–In response to President Trump’s call for a $5 billion giveaway to religious schools at his 2020 State of the Union Address, American Atheists’ president Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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Atheists: South Carolina, Don’t Fund Religious Student Groups that Discriminate

Columbia, SC—Today, American Atheists wrote in opposition to S33, a bill that would open up South Carolina colleges and universities to discrimination....

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Department of Education Proposes to Subsidize Religious Proselytizing

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s proposal to subsidize religious organizations using Department of Education student aid programs. Under the new rule, the federal government would unconstitutionally support the efforts of religious organizations not just to provide services but also to worship and proselytize....

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American Atheists’ Statement on Freedom For All Act

Washington, D.C.—Today, in response to the introduction of the Fairness for All Act, a LGBTQ rights bill that includes dangerous new religious exemptions, American Atheists’ Vice President for Legal and Policy Alison Gill released the following statement:   “The Fairness for All Act is anything but fair for all and reads…...

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Oppose Trump’s Religious Discrimination Against Patients, Children, and the Elderly

Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services wants to repeal protections that prevent federal grant recipients from discriminating against Americans on grounds of religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity....

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