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AHA Urges Support for Student Non-Discrimination Act

Posted April 13, 2015 at 3:57pm

Congress must bolster protections for LGBT students.

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Teachers Can’t Give Out Bibles, Says Oklahoma School District in Response to Humanist Group’s Letter

Posted April 13, 2015 at 10:50am

AHA defends church-state separation in Oklahoma.

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Humanist Group Defends Right of Student Who Was Refused Treatment by School Nurse for Sitting Out the Pledge of Allegiance

Posted April 09, 2015 at 11:51am

The American Humanist Association defends a student who was berated by school staff for opting out of the Pledge.

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Humanist Group Takes Public School to Task for Distributing Bibles During Holy Week

Posted April 03, 2015 at 2:23pm

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center admonishes an Oklahoma school for passing out Gideon Bibles.

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Religion: A License to Discriminate

Posted April 01, 2015 at 12:13pm

Dear Friend,

Imagine walking in to a restaurant with your family and friends, only to be thrown out moments later because you are gay. Can you imagine the hurt, confusion, and sadness that would come with being told by the owners that they don’t serve “your kind” at their establishment?

This nightmare scenario could soon become a reality if Governor Hutchinson signs the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, which has already passed the state legislature and could legalize discrimination based on religious views.

Not so long ago, a person could be denied service by a business because of their race. America recognized that this unethical behavior has no place in this country, but religious right activists are trying to once again legalize discrimination against Americans based solely on who they are as a person.

Don’t let America fall backwards in the battle against discrimination. Tell Governor Hutchinson to veto the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act!

Religious beliefs can be respected, but they must not be allowed to become a legal basis for discriminatory behavior towards our fellow citizens. This bill may talk about “restoring rights” but the only thing it truly restores is the ability to turn personal bigotry into legalized discrimination.

Corporations, government officials, and public figures are already speaking out against similar bills in Indiana and other states. Please take a stand against religiously motivated discrimination by contacting Governor Hutchinson and letting him know that this bill just isn’t right for Arkansas.

Fighting prejudice is what makes us humanists. Thank you for joining us.

Sincerely,

Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director

Statement on the Murder of Humanist Blogger, Oyasiqur Rhaman

Posted March 30, 2015 at 1:27pm

After another humanist blogger is tragically murdered, AHA calls for hearings on the persecution of nontheists.

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Breaking the Silence of Women in the Bible Belt: Humanist Press Announces Release of ‘Once You Had Hands’ by Tasha Golden

Posted March 27, 2015 at 9:18am

Stunning new book of poetry from Humanist Press!

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Senate Must Not Support Ineffective Private School Voucher Programs

Posted March 26, 2015 at 12:14pm

Coalition opposes amendments to 2016 Senate Budget Resolution supporting private school voucher or tax credit programs.

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Tell the Military: Respect Humanist and Atheist Beliefs

Posted March 25, 2015 at 1:40pm

Help oppose a bill which would inject religion into our armed services!

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Keep LGBTQ Students Safe

Posted March 12, 2015 at 11:11am

Help us pass the Student Non-Discrimination Act today!

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