This week, a Christian nationalist state lawmaker in Texas spread disinformation about us—and about religious liberty. On Tuesday, Texas State Senator Mayes Middleton took to Twitter to defend SB 17 and SB 19, two bills that would allow teachers and administrators to force prayer on students. “American atheists hate my bill putting prayer back in…

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This week, Christian evangelist Pat Robertson died—but not his brand of Christian nationalism. Indeed, many extremists are still living in Pat Robertson’s alternative reality—and they’ve hijacked our country. Last year, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and this year we are witnessing a deluge of anti-LGBTQ, anti-atheist, and Christian-supremacist bills across our country. Like…

Last December, New York Governor Kathy Hochul inexplicably vetoed our Secular Recovery Bill. We denounced Gov. Hochul’s betrayal of secular New Yorkers, preventing atheists, agnostics, and other nonreligious people from being informed of their constitutional right to access secular addiction treatment programs instead of forcing them into religion-centered options like Alcoholics Anonymous. Despite this setback,…

This week, we won an important victory in our lawsuit against the state of Mississippi. Government officials have removed “In God We Trust” from the state’s new license plate design.Getting everything we wanted and more, we have withdrawn our federal lawsuit. “Mississippians will no longer be forced to act as billboards for the state’s preferred…

Since 2019, May has been recognized as Sex Ed for All Month, as part of a national effort spearheaded by a coalition of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations committed to ensuring equitable and accessible sex education for all young people. Sex education gives young people age-appropriate, medically accurate information and answers to…

You can disagree with President Biden for a whole host of reasons. But when it comes to education, the Biden Administration did the right thing this week. The Department of Education released guidance instructing school staff to refrain from praying with students. This guidance was needed. After the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kennedy v….

Governor Polis has signed the Colorado Patients’ Right to Know Act into law. This legislation is an important step forward. For too long, many hospitals have denied care due to religious beliefs or for other nonmedical reasons all while keeping patients in the dark. This lack of information can put people’s lives at risk. Pregnant…

You and I both know it. The Religious Right is working to radically alter our society. They are dismantling the right to an abortion, criminalizing trans health care, and restricting access to any health care that conflicts with their religious beliefs. In the face of these threats, it’s not enough for us to simply play…

There’s some new data out on religion in America—it’s even more on the decline. In a recent article, Eastern Illinois University Professor Ryan Burge noted some fascinating findings from the Cooperative Election Study’s raw data. Year after year, all generations are inching toward less and less religion in their lives. In 2008, 17% of Boomers…

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