American Atheists

Type: Organization
Name: American Atheists
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

New Jersey Toll Collector Says Ordered To Stop Saying, ‘God Bless You’

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A toll taker in New Jersey said she was asked to stop saying, “God bless you,” after she told her boss that was how she thanked drivers.As CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, Cynthia Fernandez said it was just the way she ... [Published CBS New York - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Atheists Blast Jan Brewer for Her Creation of an "Office of Faith and...

Matthew Hendley Congressional candidate James Woods speaking out against Governor Jan Brewer's creation of an "Office of Faith and Community Partnerships." Governor Jan Brewer's executive order creating the "Governor's Office of Faith and Community Partnerships" ... [Published Phoenix New Times - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Uzi killing shows stupidity of gun culture

America’s ever-lasting love affair with guns — and the inevitable shooting deaths — reached still another low recently with the killing of a firing range instructor in Arizona.Autopsy: death dealt by a child unable to control a powerful Uzi. The gun recoiled ... [Published Daily Sparks Tribune - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

No ghosts, no gods, no aliens on my atheism channel

DID aliens build the pyramids? Can psychics contact the dead? Are ghosts real? For anyone with a grasp of critical thinking, the reply might be a chuckle, followed by: "Wait. You're not serious?"Unfortunately, a lot of people are serious. In the US these ... [Published New Scientist - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Secular convention encourages discussion

FARGO – As a noun, the word “zetetic” means a seeker, an inquirer, an investigator or a skeptic.The first Zeteticon convention, hosted by the Great Plains Atheists, aims to bring modern-day zetetics from diverse backgrounds together this weekend to discuss ... [Published Fargo Forum - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Cross at Ground Zero: History lesson or state religion?

To the Editor:At a time when Americans are deeply divided over the meaning of "separation of church and state," a ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently provides a much-needed case study in how the First Amendment's Establishment Clause ... [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Inside the First Amendment — “Cross at Ground Zero” … History lesson or state religion?

At a time when Americans are deeply divided over the meaning of “separation of church and state,” a ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week provides a much-needed case study in how the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause is supposed ... [Published Daily World - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Atheist organization speaks out about proposed Ten Commandments display in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – An atheist organization is seeking residents in Jackson County who may be interested in filing a lawsuit against the Chuck Miller, Alabama regional director of American Atheists, said he would prefer an atheist monument at the Jackson ... [Published al.com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

The way it's supposed to work

At a time when Americans are deeply divided over the meaning of “separation of church and state,” a ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week provides a much-needed case study in how the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause is supposed ... [Published Elkhart Truth - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Atheists Say 9/11 Cross Decision Is "Example of Christian Privilege"

Atheists were dealt another blow this week when a panel of judges ruled once again that the so-called "Cross at Ground Zero" could stay at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. A Manhattan judge tossed the American Atheist-spurred lawsuit ... [Published Gothamist - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

Court Denies Atheist Complaint: the Ground Zero Cross Stays

  The “Cross at Ground Zero” stays, ruled a federal appeals court. A group of atheists had brought their case for its removal after being dismissed in a Manhattan Federal Court. The “Cross,” which is in fact the remains of prefabricated iron cross ... [Published JD Journal.com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported May 08 2014 - Updated May 08 2014 - 2 reports

Supreme Court Prayer Ruling May Spur New Alliances

This week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing sectarian prayers at public meetings dealt a body blow to atheist organizations. That was the assessment of David Silverman, president of  American Atheists , speaking Tuesday to a group of nonbelievers at  ... [Published God's Politics Blog - May 08 2014]

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...organization when it comes to the distribution of food to people in need -- that is the way an office like this should be handled," Woods says. "Giving people of non-belief or minority faith traditions a space at the table is the only way to make an office like this constitutional and inclusive. Denying this right is not only unfair, it's morally reprehensible."
As the court explained, "the Establishment Clause is not properly construed to command that government accounts of history be devoid of religious references."
"I think we would be considering either a lawsuit or a request to put up a monument," Miller said. "I would kind of like to put up another monument. I think that based on the Bradford County experience, Jackson County might find out that it would bring a lot of positive press."
...justify sectarian prayers by insisting that they had nothing to do with proselytizing religion but that such prayers were unifying and were simply "intended to place town board members in a solemn and deliberative frame of mind" philosophy professor Dan Fincke told Digital Journal. He noted that this is far from unifying

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New Jersey Toll Collector Says Ordered To Stop ... [Published CBS New York - Sep 10 2014]
Atheists Blast Jan Brewer for Her Creation of a... [Published Phoenix New Times - Sep 10 2014]
Sam Harris wants atheists – and everyone else –... [Published Religion News Service - Sep 10 2014]
Uzi killing shows stupidity of gun culture [Published Daily Sparks Tribune - Sep 09 2014]
No ghosts, no gods, no aliens on my atheism cha... [Published New Scientist - Sep 07 2014]
Secular convention encourages discussion [Published Fargo Forum - Sep 05 2014]
Cross at Ground Zero: History lesson or state r... [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Aug 26 2014]
Inside the First Amendment — “Cross at Ground Z... [Published Daily World - Aug 19 2014]
Atheist organization speaks out about proposed ... [Published al.com - Aug 15 2014]
CA mayor snubs atheists, blocks invocation, fre... [Published Digital Journal - Aug 13 2014]
The way it's supposed to work [Published Elkhart Truth - Aug 09 2014]
United Church of Bacon: May the Lard be with you [Published Presbyterian Church USA - Aug 08 2014]
Richard Dawkins: Atheism’s asset or liability? [Published Religion News Service - Aug 07 2014]
Is Noah’s Ark floating over the line? [Published Georgetown News-Graphic - Aug 07 2014]
Atheists Say 9/11 Cross Decision Is "Example of... [Published Gothamist - Jul 29 2014]
Court Denies Atheist Complaint: the Ground Zero... [Published JD Journal.com - Jul 29 2014]
Ground Zero ‘cross’ can stay at 9/11 museum as ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 28 2014]
September 11 museum allowed to display Ground Z... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 28 2014]
Appellate court: Ground Zero cross can stay [Published Hot Air » Top Picks - Jul 28 2014]
Support For Obama Drops Among Atheists [Published Irregular Times - Jul 12 2014]
After Hobby Lobby: A Single-Payer Health Care S... [Published TIME.com - Jul 03 2014]
Court Calls Out Angry Atheists for Near Superna... [Published RedState Blog - Jul 03 2014]
NPC Newsmaker: Secular Coalition of America Lob... [Published PR Newswire - Jun 09 2014]
Random things that concern me greatly [Published The Confluence - May 30 2014]
Another atheist $etback — ‘In God We Trust’ can... [Published Salt Lake Tribune - May 28 2014]
Activist group pushes for ‘atheist chaplains’ i... [Published FOX Business - Video - May 14 2014]
Supreme Court Prayer Ruling May Spur New Alliances [Published God's Politics Blog - May 08 2014]
Atheist TV: Coming Soon to a Television Near You [Published God's Politics Blog - May 08 2014]
All Nude Atheists All the Time [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apr 23 2014]
Atheist National Conference Aims at Mormon Church [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 19 2014]
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Atheists Say 9/11 Cross Decision Is "Example of... [Published Gothamist - Jul 29 2014]
Atheists were dealt another blow this week when a panel of judges ruled once again that the so-called "Cross at Ground Zero" could stay at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. A Manhattan judge tossed the American Atheist-spurred lawsuit ...
Court Denies Atheist Complaint: the Ground Zero... [Published JD Journal.com - Jul 29 2014]
  The “Cross at Ground Zero” stays, ruled a federal appeals court. A group of atheists had brought their case for its removal after being dismissed in a Manhattan Federal Court. The “Cross,” which is in fact the remains of prefabricated iron cross ...
Ground Zero ‘cross’ can stay at 9/11 museum as ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 28 2014]
A cross beam from Ground Zero can stay on show at the museum commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday displaying the object was not unconstitutional as a group of atheists had argued as ...
September 11 museum allowed to display Ground Z... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 28 2014]
By Reuters Staff (Father Brian Jordan (L), a Franciscan Priest, blesses The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed in the September 11 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York, ...
Appellate court: Ground Zero cross can stay [Published Hot Air » Top Picks - Jul 28 2014]
Score one for common sense. Score another victory for common sense. An appeals court affirmed a lower court decision to toss out a lawsuit against the National September 11 Memorial and Museum that sought to bar the display of the “9/11 cross,” ...
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