Statements

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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American Atheists VP on Richard Dawkins’ Comments about Trans People

In response to Richard Dawkins’ recent tweet regarding trans people, Alison Gill, Vice President for Legal and Policy at American Atheists, a trans woman, released the following statement:...

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Bill Donohue Pretends Christian Nationalism Doesn’t Exist, While Promoting Christian Nationalism and Child Sex Abuse

Washington, D.C.—This week, Catholic League president Bill Donohue released a fact-free statement claiming that Christian nationalism does not exist....

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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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