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  • by American Atheists
    Washington D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists sounded the alarm on Christian nationalists’ likely strategy for 2022. This warning draws on the large body of research and trends published today in the organization’s 2021 State of the Secular States report. Now in its fourth annual edition, this report provides the most comprehensive review ever […]
  • by American Atheists
    Washington, D.C.—American Atheists has joined Americans United for Separation of Church and State in filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Shurtleff v. Boston. The organizations urge the Justices to refrain from forcing the Boston government to fly the Christian Flag, also known as the Protestant Flag. In 2017, the Christian organization Camp […]
  • by American Atheists
    On December 17, the Senate confirmed Rashad Hussain as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Hussain previously held several high-level positions in the U.S. government, including serving as the Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation under the Obama Administration. In response Hussain’s confirmation, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement: We […]
  • by American Atheists
    Houston, TX—Today, the church-state watchdog American Atheists announced yet another victory in its lawsuit on behalf of a nonreligious student whose teacher harassed, disciplined, and retaliated against her for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance. In June, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to grant Houston-suburb teacher, Benjie Arnold, qualified immunity. Arnold then petitioned […]
  • by American Atheists
    Washington, D.C.—Today, the religious equality watchdog American Atheists praised the Biden Administration and the Department of Labor for proposing rescission of a Trump-era regulation that allows federal contractors to discriminate against workers on the basis of religion. In December 2020, the Trump Administration expanded government contractors’ ability to ignore civil rights and anti-discrimination laws by […]