Our Legal Advocacy
On October 2, 2018, American Atheists filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Arkansas against State Senator Jason Rapert for violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution and Arkansas state law.
The complaint was filed on behalf of American Atheists members in Arkansas and four individual plaintiffs who were unconstitutionally blocked from Rapert’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts after they expressed viewpoints different than his on several issues, and, according to the complaint, because of their atheism.
Rapert’s actions highlight the need for more atheists to speak out about their beliefs and challenge government officials who silence them in public forums.
Fight for Your Rights
Elected officials and government agencies cannot discriminate against you simply because you disagree with them.
Has an elected official prevented you from engaging in civil discourse on a public forum? Have you been blocked on social media because of your views on the issues or because of your atheism?