Statements

American Atheists Opposes William Barr’s Nomination as U.S. AG

Washington DC—American Atheists joined with the Secular Coalition for America, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Center for Inquiry to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of William Barr as the United States Attorney General....

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Atheists: The Trump Administration Must Allow Obamacare Insurers to Cover Abortion

Washington DC—Last week, American Atheists submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services opposing the Trump administration’s proposed rule that would deprive Affordable Care Act (ACA) consumers of access to abortion....

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Atheists Argue Transit System Intentionally Discriminated against Non-Religious

Scranton, PA—In a brief filed Monday, attorneys from American Atheists and the Center for Inquiry (CFI) argued that a Pennsylvania county agency unconstitutionally discriminated against atheists and minority religious groups by banning religious advertisements on buses after they allowed Christians to do so for decades....

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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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