Monthly Archives: June 2013

Atheists Applaud Supreme Court for DOMA, Prop 8 Decisions

Cranford, NJ—American Atheists joins progressive advocates nationwide Wednesday in celebrating the Supreme Court’s announcement finding Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional on equal protection grounds for singling out certain types of legal marriages for unequal treatment, thereby requiring the federal government to recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples. The Supreme Court also found that supporters of […] [Read More >]

Join us on Saturday, June 29 for the unveiling of America’s first-ever atheist-sponsored monument on government property

On Saturday, June 29, American Atheists will unveil America’s first-ever atheist-sponsored monument to be placed on government property. The unveiling will take place in Starke, Florida in the Free Speech Forum in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. The unveiling is open to the public and we would love to see you there. We’ll have […] [Read More >]

Margaret Doughty’s Application for Citizenship Approved

We heard the other day about Margaret Doughty, the 64-year-old Texas legal resident of 30 years who applied for U.S. citizenship, but noted that she has a conscientious objection to taking up arms. She was initially told that she would have to submit a letter from her church verifying their conscientious objector policy. Since she […] [Read More >]

American Atheists Responds to Johnson Lawsuit

To American Atheists’ members and supporters: On Monday, an article was published about former development director AJ Johnson filing a lawsuit against American Atheists for wrongful termination based on a claim of alleged discrimination. As President of American Atheists I can assure you that Ms. Johnson was not terminated for any reason relating to her […] [Read More >]

Fifty Years of Reason: A Special Message from our President on the Anniversary of the Supreme Court Case that Launched American Atheists

The United States of America in the 1960s was a time of change. In his run for president against Richard Nixon, Senator John F. Kennedy gave a campaign speech on September 12, 1960 to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association about the role of religion in government. In the United States’ nearly two-hundred-year history, no Catholic […] [Read More >]

Atheist Pride Day

Today is June 6th, Atheist Pride Day! I’ve been out about 4 years now, and it’s the greatest feeling in the world. I feel so free and so happy. This is a feeling I want for all people who are oppressed by religion—anyone tortured by the threat of hell, anyone in the LGBTQ community, women […] [Read More >]

Service to American Atheists Website Restored

Access to the American Atheists website should be restored for all users. As a reminder, all users who wish to access membership benefits (including online access to American Atheist magazine) need to register for the new website. Your old login credentials will not work, even if your email address is unchanged. This was a security precaution […] [Read More >]

American Atheists Site Under DDoS Attack

At approximately 2:00am EDT Sunday, June 2, American Atheists was attacked by a large DDoS attack. While we work to bring our site back online, all site functionality, including login, registration, donation, and membership will be disabled. Our News subdomain should remain unaffected, but links to any other page on our website will redirect to […] [Read More >]

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