Tag Archives: American Atheists

Atheist Billboards: Just Skip Church, It’s All Fake News

NBC News reports: To the faithful, it’s a road sign on the highway to hell. The American Atheists group has continued an annual tradition by putting up billboards in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, that state “Just Skip Church… It’s All Fake News” alongside an image of the Christian nativity scene. An attempt to put up two of …

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LOUISIANA: Triggered Snowflakes Force Removal Of Atheist Holiday Billboard After Two Hours [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: A billboard promoting atheism during the holiday season has been run out of town by Christians in Monroe, Louisiana, who deemed it too offensive for their community’s religious sensibilities to tolerate. This message proved to be so triggering for Christians in the community that they successfully demanded that it be taken down on the grounds that it …

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American Atheists Unveil Holiday Billboard Messages

Hemant Mehta reports at the Friendly Atheist: American Atheists just revealed their 2016 holiday billboard campaign. Once again, they’re urging people who are on the fence about religion to skip church. The first sign, riffing on Donald Trump‘s campaign slogan, says “Make Christmas Great Again — Skip Church!” The billboard will be up throughout December in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Shreveport, …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Atheist Protest Of Jesus Statue Charges Meets Counter-Protesters

Remember the teenager in Pennsylvania who faces two years in juvenile detention for posing on a statue of Jesus? This happened this weekend: A successful protest, where several dozen people rallied in favor of free speech, was marred on Saturday, when a belligerent group of counter protesters, including two from what appeared to be a motorcycle gang, crashed the demonstration …

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Creationist Ken Ham: New Atheism TV Channel Is Meant To Indoctrinate Children

“This new TV channel highlights the growing intolerance towards Christianity in particular, and other religions, with the exception of their own. The new channel brags of having ‘superstition-free programming,’ which implies that religion is just silly superstition but atheism is rational and logical. Where are all their books, websites, and magazines that argue against the mythical Easter Bunny? This is …

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Atheist TV Launches On Roku

American Atheists have launched Atheist TV, which for now is available only through Roku and online. Via the New York Times: At a party on Tuesday night celebrating the premiere, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, described a channel that won’t be any of the sordid things that certain religious types might envision, but that will be a challenge to …

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Second Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules That WTC Cross Isn’t A Religious Symbol

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the public display of the so-called WTC Cross is a secular remembrance of the 9/11 attacks and not a religious symbol. “Thank God,” said Father Brian Jordan, the Franciscan priest who had the cross pulled from Ground Zero weeks after an excavator showed it to him. “In a way, we’ve been …

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American Atheists To Launch TV Network

This summer American Atheists will launch the nation’s first-ever channel devoted to atheism. American Atheists already has a production studio at their national headquarters in Cranford, N.J., where they film their public access cable show “Atheist Viewpoint.” The show is in its 20th season and is distributed to 50 markets across the country. AtheistTV will make use of content from …

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WTC Cross Appeal Opens On Thursday

Oral arguments begin Thursday in the American Atheists lawsuit to have the so-called WTC Cross removed from government property in downtown Manhattan. Via the Christian Post: Two days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, construction workers found a cross beam among the wreckage of the Twin Towers. Measuring 17 feet tall and approximately 4,000 pounds, the piece of debris …

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Perkins Wins: CPAC Boots Atheist Group

This morning I reported that KKK-affiliated hate group leader Tony Perkins was VERY upset about CPAC’s decision to allow American Atheists to rent a booth. Perkins has now gotten his way. (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

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Atheist Group Will Be At CPAC 2014 And Tony Perkins Is Ever So Pissed

American Atheists will have a booth at next month’s CPAC. The atheist institution, which is well known for its controversial billboards and media campaigns, informed CNN of its inclusion on Monday night, and a representative from CPAC confirmed that the group will have a booth at March’s national annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists. American Atheists hopes to use …

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NEW JERSEY: American Atheists Place Billboard Near Super Bowl Stadium

Via press release from American Atheists: On Thursday, American Atheists launched a new billboard near Metlife Stadium with a dig at prayer. It is believed to be the first-ever atheist-sponsored ad aimed at a Super Bowl audience. The billboard features a priest cradling a football with text reading, “A ‘Hail Mary’ only works in football. Enjoy the game!” The billboard …

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OKLAHOMA: Atheist Group Sues For Removal Of Ten Commandments Tablet

American Atheists have filed a federal lawsuit which demands the removal of a 2000-lb monument to the Ten Commandments which was placed on the grounds of the Oklahoma statehouse in 2012. “This action challenges the constitutionality, under federal law, of the state of Oklahoma’s placement of a massive monument displaying an abridgement of a portion of religious text originating from …

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NEW JERSEY: Atheist Group Launches Billboard Campaign On Disaster Relief

The Los Angeles Times reports: A New Jersey-based atheist organization is castigating the work of Pope Francis and others who respond to natural disasters with prayer, Bibles and rosaries. The billboards then encourage people to go to Atheists.org for more information, including a list of secular agencies that American Atheists endorse for disaster relief efforts. The organization accuses religion in …

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