Friday Fallacy! October 10, 2014

It’s time for your #FridayFallacy! As always, we will begin with an example to give you a chance to guess the fallacy, and then proceed with an explanation and a breakdown of common uses in religious arguments. Example: Chemotherapy and other dangerous, Big Pharma drugs are just that: Drugs. That destroy your body, cause unintended […] [Read More >]

Atheists Decry Punishment of PA Teen for ‘Desecration’

14-Year-Old Ordered to 350 Hours of Community Service, Banned from Social Media

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists on Friday expressed their disappointment at the sentencing of a Pennsylvania teen for “desecration of a venerated object” stemming from photos the teen posted on a social media site with himself and a statue of Jesus in July. “The fact that this teenager was charged with a crime at all is outrageous,” […] [Read More >]

Atheists Will Protest Teenager’s Arrest for “Desecration” of Jesus Statue

American Atheists: “Blasphemy is Not a Crime”

Bedford County, PA—On Thursday, three atheist groups—American Atheists, Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, and Truth Wins Out—announced a joint press conference and protest in Bedford County, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 27 at 12:00 PM on 200 South Juliana Street at the steps of the Bedford County Courthouse. The demonstration is in protest of the September 10 arrest of […] [Read More >]

Press Release: American Atheists Tackles Bible Belt for 2015 Convention

Satanic Temple Leader and Ex-Muslim Activists Will Speak in Memphis

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists announced the opening of online registration and early bird pricing for its 2015 National Convention to be held in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Peabody Hotel, April 2-5. The group also announced two new speakers: Bangladeshi atheist blogger Asif Mohiuddin and Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple. The keynote speaker, announced […] [Read More >]

American Atheists Condemns Violence, Media Censorship in Ferguson

Cranford, NJ – American Atheists joins with local and national religious groups and community leaders to express our deep distress at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri—the violence, arrests, and threats to the freedom of the press and the freedom to peacefully assemble.   [Read More >]

American Atheists: Islam Critic, Women’s Advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali To Be 2015 Convention Keynote

Manhattan, NY—During his speech at the launch party for the world’s first television channel dedicated to atheism content, Atheist TV, American Atheists President Dave Silverman announced that author, activist, politician, and public speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali will headline for the American Atheists annual National Convention next April 3–5 in Memphis, Tennessee at the Peabody Hotel. “Ayaan […] [Read More >]

9/11 Cross Case Ruling Is An Example of Christian Privilege

Cranford, NJ – American Atheists is disappointed in the Second Circuit’s ruling Monday to affirm the dismissal of its case against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the equal representation of atheists in the 9/11 National Museum. “The Court relied on the words of religious persons, ignoring statements to the contrary […] [Read More >]

Press Release: American Atheists Lauds Lack of Religious Exemptions in LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

Group Criticizes Continued Religious Discrimination by Charities

Cranford, NJ—On Monday, American Atheists voiced its approval for the lack of religious exemptions in President Obama’s executive order prohibiting companies with federal contracts from sexual orientation and gender identity employment discrimination. “The bottom line for American Atheists is and will always be equality,” said American Atheists President Dave Silverman. “Today’s Executive Order is a […] [Read More >]

Press Release: American Atheists Supports Senate Legislation to Fix Hobby Lobby Ruling

Cranford–On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014,” legislation that will restore certain types of contraceptive insurance coverage for women following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling on June 30. American Atheists fully supports this bill and advocates for fast-tracking […] [Read More >]

World’s First Atheist TV Channel to Launch July 29

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists announced Wednesday that it has set Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the official date for the launch of Atheist TV, the world’s first television channel dedicated to atheist content, on Roku. The national atheist nonprofit will host a launch party that night in Manhattan to celebrate. “The launch of Atheist TV is […] [Read More >]

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