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Federal Judge: Atheist Free Speech Lawsuit Has A “Fair Chance of Prevailing,” Can Move Ahead

Little Rock, AR—An Arkansas federal judge ruled today that American Atheists’ lawsuit against Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert has a “fair chance of prevailing” and allowed it to move forward....

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American Atheists at Women of Color Beyond Belief

American Atheists is proud to sponsor the Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference....

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Iowa School District Violates the Constitution with Teacher-Led Prayer Event

Cranford, NJ—September 25, 2019—Today, American Atheists determined that the superintendent and teachers of the Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District (Ed-Co CSD) have been unconstitutionally organizing a prayer event scheduled at 6:00 p.m. CT tonight. “Students have every right to plan and conduct a prayer event on school property. However, the Constitution…...

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Virginia Atheists Wrest State’s DMVs from Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Control

Richmond, VA—On Saturday, September 21, Virginia atheists tabled outside of two Department of Motor Vehicle centers. American Atheists had received multiple complaints that Jehovah’s Witnesses were proselytizing outside of facilities....

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HHS Nominee Elizabeth Darling Must Condemn Religious Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption

Washington, DC—Today, American Atheists announced it will oppose the nomination of Elizabeth Darling as Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unless she pledges to reverse the department’s discriminatory child welfare policies....

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American Atheists: Christian Nationalist David Barton “One of the Greatest Threats to Religious Freedom”

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists responded to comments by Christian nationalist and serial falsifier David Barton....

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US Department of Education Proposes Dangerous Religious Exemptions

Cranford, NJ—This month, American Atheists submitted comments opposing the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to introduce dangerous new exemptions for religious institutions of higher education....

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Atheists: New “Unalienable Rights” Commission Rife with Religious Extremists

Cranford, NJ—Today, American Atheists joined 178 organizations to call for scrapping the Department of State’s recently announced “Commission on Unalienable Rights.”...

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