Monthly Archives: December 2013

Press Release: Atheists Challenge NY State Senator to Boycott His Own District

Nonprofit Places Contentious Xmas Billboard in Staten Island

We have responded to State Senator Andrew Lanza’s hateful announcement by putting up another billboard in Lanza’s own district (Staten Island). The billboard is a digital board and went up late Wednesday night. We are putting this board there as a challenge to Senator Lanza. He claims to have been so offended by the first […] [Read More >]

New York State Senator Petitions For Times Square Boycott As Atheists Fire Back

American Atheists: “Revoking Our Nonprofit Status is an Abuse of Power”

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists released an open letter chastising State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-NY) for abuse of power as an elected official regarding his Friday, December 13 press release attacking the atheist group. The open letter is here. The press release, published on Lanza’s official government website, calls for the revocation of the fifty-year-old organization’s […] [Read More >]

New York State Senator Andrew Lanza Calls For Boycott of Times Square, Revocation of American Atheists’ Nonprofit Status

American Atheists responds with an open letter to NY State Senator Lanza

Following a press release issued by New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) which called for a boycott of Times Square and the revocation of American Atheists’ 501(c)(3) nonprofit status because of our Christmas billboard campaign, American Atheists President David Silverman has released the following open letter to State Senator Lanza. State Senator Andrew […] [Read More >]

December 5: The 80th anniversary of the Twenty-First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

Eighty years later, how much has really changed?

Today marks the 80th anniversary of a hard-fought and significant victory for separation of religious “morality” from government enforcement. On December 5th, 1933, the Twenty-First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States passed, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment and ending national prohibition of the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. The exceptions were […] [Read More >]

Press Release: Atheists: Nobody Needs Christ at Christmas

Times Square Billboards Urge Celebration of Family, Friends

Manhattan, NY—American Atheists launched a major billboard display on Tuesday that declares Christmas is better without the Christ. The huge 40’x40′ digital billboard is located in Times Square in Midtown Manhattan. Using motion graphics, the billboard proclaims, “Who needs Christ during Christmas?” A hand crosses out the word “Christ” and the word “NOBODY” appears. The […] [Read More >]

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