Statements

American Atheists: Defund Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Programs

Washington, DC—Yesterday, American Atheists submitted comments opposing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s proposal to collect data on abstinence-only sex education. American Atheists takes issue with this data collection, since its purpose is to promote the religiously inspired form of sexual education now known as sexual risk avoidance…...

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American Atheists Submits Testimony Supporting the Equality Act

Updated: 4/8/2019 Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists submitted testimony in support of the Equality Act for the hearing held by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee....

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American Atheists Statement in Response to Christchurch, New Zealand Mosque Attack 

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists President Nick Fish released the following statement regarding the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured dozens more in two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques:...

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Atheists: Religion No Excuse to Hold off on Federal LGBTQ Protections

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists praised the reintroduction today of the Equality Act. This bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal nondiscrimination laws, which already include categories such as race, religion, and sex. “The lack of clear federal protections for LGBTQ people fails to protect millions of Americans…...

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Atheists: Taxpayers Should Not Be Forced to Fund Religious Worship

Cranford, NJ—Today, Americans Atheists applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to decline review of Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders....

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American Atheists Applauds the Do No Harm Act

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists thanked Rep. Joe Kennedy, Rep. Bobby Scott, and Sen. Kamala Harris for reintroducing the Do No Harm Act in the House and the Senate....

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American Atheists Condemns Diversion of Title X Funding to Religious Organizations

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump administration’s “Domestic Gag Rule” as unconstitutional and dangerous. Not only does the rule ban providers funded by Title X from providing abortions, it also prevents them from even talking about abortion or referring patients to other doctors for abortion care. This rule essentially…...

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American Atheists and 42 National Organizations Unite to Fight Christian Supremacy

Cranford, NJ—Last week, American Atheists and 42 other national organizations joined together to oppose Project Blitz, a coordinated national campaign to enshrine Christian nationalism in state laws across the United States....

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