Statements

Statement on Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

Cranford, NJ—Today, President Trump announced that he would nominate William P. Barr to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. In 1992, Barr referred to secular Americans as “fanatics” and blamed them for “soaring juvenile crime, widespread drug addiction, skyrocketing rates of venereal disease, 1.5 million children aborted each year.”...

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American Atheists Statement on Acting Attorney General’s Views on Religious Tests for Judges

CRANFORD, NJ—During a panel discussion between Iowa candidates for Senate in 2014, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker explained his preference for federal judges that have a “biblical view of justice” and that he would look for judges who were “people of faith.” He went on to say that if judges…...

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American Atheists Statement on Firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Cranford, NJ—In response to the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Trump, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Jeff Sessions was a scourge on our nation’s democracy who seemed to relish finding new ways to subvert religious equality; attack the fundamental rights of LGBTQ people…...

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American Atheists Statement About Proposed Anti-Transgender Policies

Cranford, NJ—In response to the October 21 New York Times article “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration,” American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Statement on Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, DC—Today, in a 50-48 vote, the United States Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court....

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American Atheists Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Cranford, NJ—In recognition of the contributions of Hispanic and Latin American individuals in the fight for religious equality and the rights of atheists, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month:...

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Nick Fish Named New President of American Atheists

Cranford, NJ—The Board of Directors of American Atheists today announced that Nick Fish, an activist with a decade of experience in non-profit organizing, advocacy, and coalition building, has been named the 55-year-old organization’s new president....

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Blocking Atheists from Delivering Invocations is Unconstitutional Says Court

Harrisburg, PA—The federal district court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled on Wednesday that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives acted unconstitutionally when it barred atheists from offering invocations at the start of its legislative sessions. American Atheists joined Americans United for the Separation of Church and State in filing…...

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