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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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Senator Rubio Pledges Government Handout to Churches in $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists denounced Senator Marco Rubio’s promise of a “cash injection” to churches amid the coronavirus crisis....

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Indiana City Discriminates Against Local Atheists, Violates Constitution

Connersville, IN—Today, the religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists denounced Connersville’s new invocation policy as unconstitutional and anti-atheist, calling for it to be amended....

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Trump’s School Voucher Proposal Would Rob Public Schools of $5 Billion Every Year

Cranford, NJ–In response to President Trump’s call for a $5 billion giveaway to religious schools at his 2020 State of the Union Address, American Atheists’ president Nick Fish released the following statement:...

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Atheists: South Carolina, Don’t Fund Religious Student Groups that Discriminate

Columbia, SC—Today, American Atheists wrote in opposition to S33, a bill that would open up South Carolina colleges and universities to discrimination....

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