Statements

Does Your State Protect Religious Equality? Tell Your State Lawmakers to Take Action!

American Atheists recently launched the 2020 State of the Secular States report, a comprehensive analysis of state laws that affect religious equality and the separation of religion and government. This report looks at more than 40 positive and negative laws and policies in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico and…...

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American Atheists Statement on Resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr

Cranford, NJ—In response to the resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Bill Barr has been a scourge on our nation’s democracy who seemed to relish finding new ways to subvert the Constitution; weaponize religion against LGBTQ people, women, and religious minorities;…...

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Hawaii Discontinues Online Learning Program Full of Religious Propaganda Following Warning Letter from American Atheists

Honolulu, HI—November 17, 2020—Today, church/state separation watchdog organization American Atheists praised the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) for reviewing its online public school programs for religious, racist, and misogynistic content....

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Statement from American Atheists in Response to Joe Biden’s Election as President

CRANFORD, NJ — Following the announcement that Joe Biden has received enough votes to win the 2020 presidential election, American Atheists’ president Nick Fish released the following statement: I congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for their hard-fought win in this election. The American people have voted,…...

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Trump Administration Must Disclose Full Details of $7.3 Billion Church Bailout, Federal Court Rules

Washington, D.C.—11/5/2020—Today, the church/state watchdog organization praised the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s ruling that the Trump Administration must disclose the full details of the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan recipients. This program includes approximately $7.3 billion used to bail out…...

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American Atheists’ Statement on Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

In response to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement: With today’s vote, the Senate elevated Christian privilege and ideological bias above equality under the law for decades to come. With this rushed, hypocritical process, the Senate…...

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American Atheists’ Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Washington, D.C.—At a press conference today, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....

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Statement on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, D.C.—On Friday, September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States announced the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Justice Ginsburg was 87. American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Our nation has lost a champion…...

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