Monthly Archives: October 2014

Press Release: North Carolina High School Agrees to Review Policies After American Atheists Calls Out Religious Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cranford, NJ—Principal J. Wayne Shepherd of the West Wilkes High School in Wilkes, North Carolina, has agreed to review the restrictions about religious activities at the public high school and the policy of distribution of non-school sponsored literature to students after American Atheists sent a letter of concern about a religious assembly held on October […] [Read More >]

#AtheistVoter Campaign Launched to Put Politicians on Notice

Cranford, NJ—On Tuesday, American Atheists announced the launch of the #AtheistVoter Campaign, a two-week initiative on social media to encourage atheists, humanists, agnostics, and other non-religious U.S. citizens to voice their intentions to vote and their concerns about issues to the candidates running in the midterm elections. “Atheists make up millions of voters in every […] [Read More >]

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 >]

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