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  • Atheists Target Churchgoers With ‘Christmas Is a Fairy Tale’ Billboards

    12/03/2014 11:41:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Dec 02, 2014 1:16 pm | (Outnumbered)
    An atheist group called American Atheists is using a fake “Dear Santa” letter in a billboard campaign in several Southern states, urging people to skip church this Christmas and stop listening to “fairy tales.” The billboard—which is positioned near several churches—features a little girl’s letter to St. Nick that reads “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales.” The group claims the billboard targets closet atheists who are pressured to observe religious traditions. …
  • Atheist Booth Approved for CPAC, Then Yanked by ACU Hours Later

    02/26/2014 7:53:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/26/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    This morning, American Atheists announced the group would have a booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference beginning March 6 in Washington. “‘Conservative’ isn’t a synonym for ‘religious’,” said American Atheists president David Silverman in a statement announcing the booth. “In fact, a fifth of conservatives seldom or never pray, and the same number state religion is not important in their lives.” “If conservatism doesn’t embrace religious neutrality, its influence will wither and die,” Silverman said. “Atheists are a growing constituency—an increasingly united constituency—and conservative legislators ignore our vote and our voice at their own peril. We demand equality and...
  • Bozell Denounces CPAC: ‘No Conservative Should Have Anything to Do With This’

    02/25/2014 9:53:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 25, 2014 - 3:33 PM | Craig Bannister
    Media Research Center Pres. Brent Bozell today denounced the CPAC conference, saying “no conservative should have anything to do with this conference” because it is giving voice to groups, such as American Atheists, that attack conservative principles. […] “American Atheists is an organization devoted to the hatred of God. How on earth could CPAC, or the ACU and its board of directors, and Al Cardenas condone such an atrocity?” …
  • American Atheists' Billboard Calls for Christmas Minus "Myth" of Christ

    12/13/2012 1:19:26 PM PST · by InHisService · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12-11-12 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "We know that a large population of 'Christians' are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family's religion. If you know god is a myth, you do not have to lie and call yourself 'Christian' in order to have a festive holiday season. You can be merry without the myth, and indeed, you should," said David Silverman, President of American Atheists.
  • New Billboard in NYC Says ‘Nobody’ Needs ‘Christ During Christmas’

    12/06/2013 4:50:46 PM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 6, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Just as millions of Americans are preparing to commemorate Jesus’ birth, a secular activist group is once again taking aim at the traditional purpose for the holiday season, asking in a new digital billboard: ”Who needs Christ during Christmas?” American Atheists, an activist group known for posting its controversial messages on billboards across the nation, unveiled its latest anti-Christmas ad this week in New York City’s Times Square — a 40′ by 40′ display that is sure to rile critics concerned over the so-called “War on Christmas.” After asking “Who needs Christ,” the digital billboard shows a hand crossing out...
  • Atheists launch campaign to get unbelievers to `come out’

    11/26/2011 8:06:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | 11/26/2011 | Kimberly Winston
    The young man in the video pulls in close to his computer camera with the trappings of a typical college dorm room—a loft bed and the clutter of cast-off clothes—piled behind him. Alex Fiorentini isn’t talking about girls, beer or football. Instead, it’s a coming-out moment of sorts. “Is it acceptable to the majority of the population to be an atheist?” he asks the camera. “Nope. Are all of your friends going to accept you as an atheist? Probably not all of them. And yeah, those things are gonna suck. But the real question is, ‘Is it OK to be...
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Court: Crosses along Utah highways unconstitutional

    The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that 14 crosses placed along Utah highways to honor fallen Utah Highway Patrol troopers violate the U.S. Constitution. “We hold that these memorials have the impermissible effect of conveying to the reasonable observer the message that the State prefers or otherwise endorses a certain religion,” the Denver-based court said. The decision is a victory for American Atheists Inc., a Texas group that sued to have the crosses removed from state property. It overturns a lower court ruling that said the crosses did not violate the federal or Utah constitutions. American Atheists...
  • Atheists: No prayer for disaster victims (Barf Alert?)

    09/05/2005 7:32:04 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 141 replies · 2,318+ views ^ | September 5, 2005 |
    The American Atheists organization says President Bush should stop urging prayer for Hurricane Katrina victims because it violates the Constitution. Ellen Johnson, president of the group said Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Bush "should not be violating the Constitution by telling people to pray for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. It's unconstitutional for government officials to be promoting religion; and besides, judging from the speed of some relief efforts, officials should be busy working instead of preaching."
  • Bush's Remarks on Religion Offends Atheists

    01/14/2005 3:32:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 201 replies · 3,702+ views ^ | 1/14/05 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - An atheist group is criticizing President Bush for saying he can't see how one can be president without a relationship with the Lord. Bush's comments were "divisive," they say, and an insult to those who don't believe in religious creeds or a deity. Bush's interview with the Washington Times "demonstrates clearly that he does not respect the diversity of the country, and the fact that nonbelievers and so-called 'seculars' are one of the fastest growing segments of American society," said Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists. "He just doesn't get it," said Johnson, "and he seems to...
  • Roy Moore:Media 'will not print the truth'

    11/13/2003 6:07:43 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 10 replies · 157+ views
    WND ^ | November 13, 2003 | Jim Bennett
    WND INTERVIEW Roy Moore: Media 'will not print the truth' Embattled judge decries 'prejudice' of journalists, skewers AG Pryor Posted: November 13, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern In the second of a two-part interview, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore takes on the man who prosecuted him before the Court of Judiciary for defiance of a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments display from the state Judicial Building. State Attorney General William Pryor is in his own battle, with his nomination by President Bush to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals facing stiff resistance by Senate Democrats who have...