Statements

Supreme Court Forces Maine to Fund Christian Schools, Undoing Centuries of Precedent

Washington, D.C.—Today, the church-state separation watchdog American Atheists condemned the Supreme Court’s 6–3 ruling in Carson v. Makin, which forces Maine to financially support discriminatory Christian schools—and Christianity itself....

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American Atheists’ Statement on Retirement of Justice Breyer

Washington, DC—In response to the announcement that United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of this year’s term, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Calls on New International Religious Freedom Ambassador to Protect Nonreligious Communities from Persecution

On December 17, the Senate confirmed Rashad Hussain as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Hussain previously held several high-level positions in the U.S. government, including serving as the Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation under the Obama Administration. In response Hussain’s confirmation, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists,…...

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Secular Organizations Call on Biden to Grant Refugee Status to Nonreligious and Religious Minority Afghans

Washington, DC—The national human and civil rights organization, American Atheists, in a letter signed by all American members of the international humanist community, Humanists International, has called on the Biden Administration to protect the lives of Afghans, particularly atheists, humanists, and ex-Muslims, as the United States withdraws military forces from…...

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Kansas State Representative Brett Parker Joins American Atheists’ Staff

Cranford, NJ—Today, the religious equality organization, American Atheists, announced that Kansas State Representative Brett Parker will be joining the organization in the role of State Policy Manager....

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American Atheists Reacts to Biden Nominees for Key Religious Affairs Roles

Today, the Biden Administration announced the nomination of Rashad Hussain and Deborah Lipstadt, and appointments of Khzir Khan and Sharon Kleinbaum to serve in key religious affairs roles within the U.S. State Department and at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)....

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American Atheists Denounces Sen. John Kennedy’s Religious Test for Biden Nominee

Cranford, NJ—On Wednesday, during a Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) demanded to know whether Hampton Dellinger, Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy, is an atheist....

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American Atheists’ Statement on Meeting with Biden Administration

Washington, D.C. — After concluding an hour-long meeting between leaders of national atheist, humanist, and secular groups and the leadership of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships — including Executive Director Melissa Rogers and Deputy Director Josh Dickson — American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following…...

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