OK Supreme Court: Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

Court Orders the Removal of the Monument Immediately

Oklahoma City, OK—The Oklahoma State Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial Ten Commandments monument placed on state capitol grounds is a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution and ordered its removal. “This is a victory for anyone who values religious neutrality from their government,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “The Ten Commandments have no […] [Read More >]

Atheists Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Marriage Equality

Organization Focuses Next on Battle Over ‘Religious Refusal’ Laws

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today applauded the United States Supreme Court in its 5-4 decision guaranteeing the rights of same-sex couples to marry nationwide and joined LGBT Americans in celebrating equality under the law. “This is a victory too long in the making,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “The Court recognized what we have been […] [Read More >]

American Atheists Joins Letter Calling for End to Blasphemy Laws

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists today announced that it has joined the American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, Secular Coalition for America, and a host of other secularist and atheist organizations to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor a resolution introduced by Reps. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) calling upon the President and the […] [Read More >]

American Atheists Statement About Charleston Shooting

Cranford, NJ—The staff of American Atheists is shocked and horrified by the murder of nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. “This is a sickening act of violence. I can’t even begin to express my sorrow and support for members of the Charleston community,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “This […] [Read More >]

Atheists Decry Bigotry Cloaked in NC ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

New Law Threatens Rights of LGBT Couples, Atheists, Religious Minorities

Raleigh, NC—In a vote today, the North Carolina legislature overrode Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2, a bill which gave government employees the right to refuse to perform marriage services for any couple as long as the employee cites a deeply held religious objection. “This is yet another example of religion being used […] [Read More >]

First Puerto Rico Atheist Conference Features Catholic Priest, YouTube Celebrity

San Juan, PR—On Thursday, American Atheists announced the speakers who will appear at the first-ever atheist conference in Puerto Rico, August 21-23. The lineup, featuring both local and mainland speakers, includes a Catholic priest, an expert on the historicity of Jesus, and a civil rights activist. Simultaneous translation will be provided to attendees as the […] [Read More >]

American Atheists Announces Reorganization

Cranford—American Atheists today announced a reorganization to focus its efforts on legal and public policy matters. The reorganization includes an emphasis towards voter engagement, political action, and legal advocacy. Some staff positions were eliminated to accommodate this change in direction. As of June 1, Nick Fish will become the National Program Director overseeing projects such […] [Read More >]

On Marriage Equality Case, the Rights of LGBT Americans Trump Religious Dogma

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. This is likely the most significant case considering marriage equality to come before the highest court in America in our generation. “American Atheists stands for the rights and equality of all people,” said David […] [Read More >]

Friday Fallacy 4-10-15

It’s Friday and you know what that means… It’s time once again for your #FridayFallacy! As always, we will begin with an example to give you a chance to guess the fallacy, and then we’ll name it and explain how it works and how to counter it for the next time you come across it. […] [Read More >]

Press Release: First-Ever American Atheists Television Ad Will Air on CNN

Commercial Bookends Special Atheist Program

Cranford, NJ—The national nonprofit American Atheists announced on Tuesday that the organization will debut its first-ever national television ad tonight on CNN during programs before and after a CNN Special Report called Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers, featuring American Atheists President David Silverman and other atheist leaders.   American Atheists’ 30-second commercial promotes the […] [Read More >]

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