Next week, October 1-7, is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating literature and the free and open access to information. It feels especially pertinent this year, as so many of us are witnessing a concerted effort to censor books and curricula in classrooms and libraries by authoritarian “parents’ rights” groups like Moms for Liberty….

This week, I, along with other members of the American Atheists team, had the opportunity to attend an event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The center has a direct view of Independence Hall. Surrounded by our nation’s rich history, we participated in the National First Amendment Summit and heard from speakers like Salman…

I have a favor to ask of you. No, it’s not money (although you are more than welcome to donate here or mail a check to our address below). Today, I want to encourage you to be a part of our strategic planning process. We are very deliberate about this effort, and it will probably…

Last month, I had the honor of representing you, the members of American Atheists, at the World Humanist Congress in Copenhagen, in front of hundreds of international attendees. I spoke about the terrifying rise of white Christian nationalism in the United States, how it affects policy and culture, and how these movements spread their tentacles…

This is going to be an exciting weekend for our friends at Metroplex Atheists down in Fort Worth, TX. Today, they will be holding their long-anticipated (and apparently to some people, highly controversial) event titled “Keep God out of our Public Schools.” You may recall that we had to sue the City of Fort Worth…

Right now, we are suing the City of Fort Worth for discriminating against the local atheist group, Metroplex Atheists. The city has permitted downtown banners for Christian organizations, including Kenneth Copeland Ministries and Texas Christian University—but denied Metroplex Atheists the same request. “You may not agree with our message, but we still have a right…

One of our organization’s missions is “to create an environment where casual bigotry against our community is seen as abhorrent and unacceptable.” And we are making progress here. Through two recent lawsuits, we’re helping raise awareness about anti-atheist discrimination—to fight it. And this is working! We’ve received an outpouring of support from the religious and…

For a second day in a row, we have important legal news for you. In a sweeping 60-page ruling issued yesterday, a federal judge found in favor of Andrew Miller, an atheist and Secular Humanist, who has been forced to participate in religious substance abuse treatment as a condition for his parole. We brought this…

We want you to be among the first to know that we just filed a lawsuit on behalf of Metroplex Atheists in Fort Worth, Texas. Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist has a post with all the details, but here’s the abbreviated version: For years, the City of Fort Worth has permitted any nonprofit organization,…

This week, it was revealed that the New Orleans archdiocese—the second-oldest in the country—has been concealing a serial child molester for decades. This comes in the wake of a report that more than 450 Catholic leaders in Illinois abused nearly 2,000 children. Yet Christian extremists would have you believe that LGBTQ people are the “groomers.”…

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