Statements

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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Atheist Holiday Displays to Fill Iowa State Capitol in Record Numbers

Des Moines, IA—Today, American Atheists announced that seven nonreligious displays will adorn the Iowa State Capitol this December, setting a record for the largest number of secular displays exhibited inside the rotunda. American Atheists, Dubuque Area Humanists, Eastern Iowa Atheists, Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers (IAF),…...

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“Put Patients First Act” Would Protect Americans from Health Care Providers’ Personal Religious Beliefs

Cranford, NJ—Today in response to the introduction of the Put Patients First Act by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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Atheists: New HHS Policy a Billion Dollar Giveaway to Religious Extremists

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s new policy that would allow anyone receiving Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, and religion. ...

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Atheists: Religion Is No Excuse to Deny Access to Healthcare

In response to a federal court ruling on Tuesday that allows discrimination in the name of religion, American Atheists’ President Nick Fish released the following statement: According to Judge Reed C. O’Connor’s decision, health care professionals can use religion to ignore the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination protections for transgender Americans.…...

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American Atheists Launches Largest Survey on Non-Religious Americans and their Struggles

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists launched the U.S. Secular Survey in cooperation with numerous other national and local secular organizations, including Atheist Alliance of America, Camp Quest, Center for Inquiry, Foundation Beyond Belief, The Freethought Society, Hispanic American Freethinkers, Recovering from Religion, Secular Coalition for America, Secular Student Alliance, and Society…...

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