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Atheists Oppose More Wasteful Government Spending on Abstinence-Only Education

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists called on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to scrap its proposed survey in support of abstinence-only education, rebranded as “sexual risk avoidance” (SRA) education....

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Wisconsin Discriminates Against Atheist Couple Seeking to Marry

Wisconsin is discriminating against nonreligious couples by denying them the right to marry by mutual declaration, a privilege granted to religious believers....

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Trump Pushes for Church Reopenings on Same Day CDC Confirms Church Events Spread COVID-19

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists denounced President Trump’s plan to force the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidance allowing places of worship to reopen. American Atheists also condemned Trump’s threat to “override” governors if churches are prevented from opening “this weekend.”...

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American Atheists Condemns Church Burning and Possible Atheist Connection

Cranford, NJ—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists denounced the suspected arson, Wednesday, of First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi. A photograph reveals graffiti of what appears to be an atomic whirl, a common atheist symbol, and the words, “Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic],” spray-painted on…...

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Significant Percentage of Wealthy Churches Profit from Unconstitutional Church Bailouts

Washington D.C.—Today, the church/state watchdog organization American Atheists denounced “the immorality” of well-resourced churches exploiting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act, while thousands of small businesses are still waiting for relief....

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Congress Authorizes Another Unconstitutional Giveaway for Religious Worship in Latest Coronavirus Stimulus

Washington D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists condemned Congress’s failure to include necessary constitutional protections in the $484 billion aid bill passed by the House of Representatives. As a result, the additional $310 billion injected into the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program can unconstitutionally fund religious worship....

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Trump Administration to Redirect WHO Funding to Evangelist Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, Putting Lives at Risk

Washington, D.C.—Today, the church/state separation watchdog organization American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration’s alleged plan to steer nearly $400 million in World Health Organization (WHO) contributions to private organizations, including Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse....

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Sorry, Senator Hawley. It’s Unconstitutional to Bail Out Churches with $350 Billion Small Business Aid.

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious freedom watchdog organizations American Atheists, Center for Inquiry (CFI), Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), and Secular Coalition for America (SCA) corrected Senator Josh Hawley’s claim that “the SBA [Small Business Administration] is WRONGLY telling churches and lenders that churches and religious nonprofits don’t qualify for the…...

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