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Atheists, Humanists Decry Smear Campaign Against State Department Program Supporting Inclusive Religious Freedom Programming

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to a letter released yesterday by the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Subcommittee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman Brian Mast (R-FL), and Subcommittee on Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ), American Atheists president Nick Fish released…...

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American Atheists Celebrates Restoration of Religious Freedom Protections for Recipients of Federally Funded Social Services

Washington, D.C. – Today, American Atheists praised the Biden Administration for its issuance of final rules restoring critical religious equality and civil rights protections for millions of Americans who receive government-funded social services. “The Biden administration has taken a vital step towards fulfilling its promise – and this nation’s promise…...

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Atheists Urge Supreme Court to Protect Free Speech Rights on Social Media

Washington, D.C.—The nonreligious civil rights watchdog organization American Atheists is urging the Supreme Court to protect the free speech rights of atheists—and all Americans—to challenge Christian nationalist lawmakers and other government officials on social media....

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Atheists: Supreme Court’s 303 Creative Ruling Uses Fabricated Case to Allow Religious Bigotry Against LGBTQ People

Washington, DC—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists condemned the Supreme Court’s 6–3 ruling in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, allowing a designer to discriminate against same-sex couples in the creation and sale of wedding websites....

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Atheists: Supreme Court Again Widens Gulf Between Rights of Religious and Nonreligious Workers

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality organization American Atheists criticized the Supreme Court’s decision in Groff v. DeJoy for siding with a religious litigant while ignoring how religious “accommodations” will impact others in the workplace, particularly the nonreligious....

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American Atheists Praises Biden Administration for Protecting Public School Students’ Religious Freedom

Washington, DC—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists praised the Biden Administration for working to protect the religious freedom of families whose children are in the public school system. The Department of Education released guidance instructing school staff to refrain from praying with students. ...

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American Atheists Announces Acquisition of OnlySky Media

Cranford, NJ — Today the national civil rights organization American Atheists announced the acquisition of OnlySky Media, a digital media platform dedicated to protecting America’s secular democracy through journalism, storytelling, and commentary. Launched in 2022, OnlySky Media brought together more than 100 atheist, humanist, and other secular writers from diverse…...

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Atheists Decry Federal Judge’s Outrageous Decision to Mandate Religious Exemptions for School Vaccination

Jackson, MS—This week, Judge Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi legislated from the bench, creating a religious exemption from Mississippi’s long standing requirement that children receive certain routine vaccines in order to attend public schools. “States like Mississippi that do not…...

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