Statements

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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Help Repeal Trump Administration Rules that Limit Reproductive Care!

Under the Trump Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the “Domestic Gag Rule,” which prohibited federally funded family planning services from giving accurate medical information to patients about birth control, preventive care, and referrals for abortion....

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Government Officials Abusing Social Media by Censoring Americans, Including Atheists, Must Be Held Accountable

Washington D.C.—Today, the Facebook Oversight Board announced its decision upholding Facebook’s suspension of former President Trump for his violations of the company’s rules during and after the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol....

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American Atheists Endorses Bill to Expand Supreme Court to 13 Justices

Washington, D.C.—The civil rights organization American Atheists is calling on Congress to pass the Judiciary Act of 2021, introduced today by Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY17). This important legislation would expand the Supreme Court to 13 justices....

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