Statements

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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American Atheists’ Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Washington, D.C.—At a press conference today, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....

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Statement on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, D.C.—On Friday, September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States announced the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Justice Ginsburg was 87. American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement: Our nation has lost a champion…...

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Trump Administration Justifies Throwing Trans People Out of Shelters with Religion

Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists condemned the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule that would exclude transgender people from taxpayer funded shelters—all in the name of a distorted, discriminatory interpretation of religious freedom....

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Trump Administration’s Church Bailouts Cost Taxpayers $6-10 Billion, American Atheists Reveals

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists announced that the Trump Administration has spent at least $6 to $10 billion unconstitutionally bailing out houses of worship under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) run by the Small Business Administration (SBA)....

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Atheists: Supreme Court Abortion Ruling is “A Victory for Religious Freedom”

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld abortion rights, striking down the Louisiana law that requires doctors who provide abortion care to have admitting rights at nearby hospitals....

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DeVos Forces Schools Districts to Divert Public School Dollars to Private Religious Schools

Washington, D.C.—Today, Secretary Betsy DeVos’s announced that the Department of Education will force local school districts to redirect a portion of federal funding intended to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic from public schools to private, religious schools....

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