National Nontheist Organizations Issue Letter Opposing Kavanaugh

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:23

Washington, DC -- Today, eighteen national organizations representing atheists, agnostics, humanists, and nontheistic Americans delivered a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to reject the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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Americans United And Allies Urge Federal Court To Continue To Block Trump Administrations Birth Control Rules

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, joined by 12 religious and civil-rights organizations, late yesterday urged a federal appeals court to affirm a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administrations new rules that would allow employers and universities to cite religious or moral objections as justification to deny employees and students insurance coverage for contraceptives.

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FFRF raises concern over Illinois superintendents Christianity promotions

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is calling on an Illinois school district superintendent to end his religious promotion.

A concerned district staff member reported to FFRF that Effingham Unit #40 District Schools Superintendent Mark Doan has been promoting his personal religious beliefs in emails to staff. Typically this promotion has been in attached email notes and involving holidays. For example, in November of 2016 Doan emailed his staff a Thanksgiving note titled Remembering the Goodness of God, in which he wrote:

...It is my belief that I am grateful to have the opportunity to try and live my life as God has intended. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and Love your neighbor as yourself.

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Texas School District Pledge Harassment and Bullying Lawsuit Moves Forward

In an order yesterday, Chief Judge Lee Rosenthal in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that American Atheists

Five challenges for atheists and secularists in 2016

From Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland.

These are my five challenges for atheists and secularists in 2016.

1. Oppose the silencing word