Statements

Trump Administration Not to Provide Full Transparency on Church Bailouts, American Atheists’ Investigation Continues

Cranford, NJ—In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to provide only limited disclosure on the church bailouts under the nearly $700 billion Paycheck Protection Program, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:...

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American Atheists Praises Pro-LGBTQ Supreme Court Decision, But Fight for Full Equality Continues

Cranford, NJ—Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6–3 decision that LGBTQ workers are protected from discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

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Tell Governor Lee Not to Force School Boards to Promote Religious Indoctrination

Tennessee lawmakers just passed a bill trying to force public schools to promote religion. This extreme bill (HB 2542/SB 2473) requires that schools allow students to leave class for an hour each day for religious instruction....

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Statement from American Atheists President on Nationwide Protests

Cranford, NJ—In response to the murder of George Floyd, the protests that have followed, and the increasingly aggressive response by police forces across the nation, American Atheists president Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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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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