Atheists Join Coalition Opposing Johnson Amendment Repeal

American Atheists today joined with a coalition of 86 religious, secular, and charitable groups opposing any changes to the Johnson Amendment, the rule prohibiting 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in partisan electioneering and protecting both religious and charitable organizations from political meddling. The letter comes after President Donald Trump promised to "totally destroy" the rule at the 2017 National Prayer Breakfast. Continue reading

Atheists Express 'Grave Concerns' About Trump's Supreme Court Pick

President Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch currently serves on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Gorsuch would fill the seat that has been empty for nearly a year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Continue reading

Atheists: Trump’s Muslim Ban Incites ‘Religious War’ Mentality

American Atheists today announced its opposition to an Executive Order issued on Friday, January 27, by President Donald Trump that stops refugees, visa holders, and legal permanent residents from seven predominantly Muslim nations — Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen — from entering the United States and giving “priority” to Christian refugees from the region. Continue reading

Trump Says Christian Refugees Will be Given "Priority"

In an interview with The Brody File at the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), President Donald Trump announced that Christians would be given priority consideration for refugee status in the United States. In the interview, Trump repeated a previously debunked lie that Christians were being turned away while Muslims were being admitted. Continue reading

Atheists Declare Support for Women's March on Washington

American Atheists is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Women’s March on Washington, joining a coalition of more than 300 groups, to advocate for the rights of women, LGBTQ people, and religious minorities in the Trump Administration. Continue reading

TAKE ACTION: Urge the Senate to Hold Full Hearings for Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions, Reject His Nomination

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has a troubling record with respect to his understanding of the Establishment Clause, the separation of religion from government in general, and his support for religious groups engaging in politicking from the pulpit in violation of federal law. Even more troubling, it now appears that the Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with hearings to confirm Sessions without having him complete the standard disclosures and questionnaires required of nominees. Continue reading

American Atheists Joins Public Education Coalition to Urge Clarification of Trump's Education Secretary's Position on Vouchers, Discrimination

In a letter sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, American Atheists joined with a coalition of more than 60 organizations to urge the committee to thoroughly question President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education about her support for vouchers. Continue reading

Trump’s Health and Human Services Nominee a Disaster for Religious Freedom, LGBT People, Women

On November 29, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump announced U.S. Representative Tom Price, of Georgia, as his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. In response to this nomination, Amanda Knief, national public policy director of American Atheists, released the following statement. Continue reading

Atheists Express ‘Grave Concern’ About DeVos as Education Secretary, Voucher Policy

On November 23, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump announced the selection of Betsy DeVos as his nominee for Secretary of Education. In response to this nomination, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, released the following statement. Continue reading

Atheists Call on Trump to Reject Divisive Religious Rhetoric, Policies

On Nov. 8, with more 120 million votes cast, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. At the same time, 34 Senate races and 435 House of Representatives races were decided across the nation. Continue reading