By Sarah JaffeOctober 14, 2019 11:53:54When Sarah Jaffee first started volunteering for the Atheist Alliance, she said, “It was just a really nice idea to be part of.”
She now works with the organization, and hopes to help spread the word about atheism in America.
The atheist community is growing rapidly and has grown in importance in recent years.
The number of Americans who identify as atheist has grown from 9 percent in 2000 to 22 percent in 2020.
The U.S. is home to more than one million atheists, and the number is projected to reach 25 million by 2025.
“It’s a really big deal,” Jaffie told ABC News.
“We have a lot of work to do.”
Jaffie, who was raised in a predominantly Christian household, says she was shocked to find that the atheists were being persecuted.
“I found it really upsetting,” she said.
“It felt like there was a big group of people that were being threatened.”
The Atheist Association is one of several atheist organizations in the United States.
The group’s goal is to increase the visibility of atheists, as well as the role of atheists in society.
Atheist organizations have long sought to make their voices heard in the public square and on Capitol Hill, but they have often been met with resistance from religious conservatives who see them as a threat to the traditional religion of Christianity.
Atheist Alliance founder and CEO Sam Harris recently said that “there is no religion in America,” and has said that atheists should be the “mainstream.”
He has also called for an end to mandatory religious indoctrination in public schools, saying, “We should not be forced to live in a religion that is so fundamentally incompatible with our Constitution that it would make our lives and our families untenable.”
The atheist movement has also been attacked for promoting the “gay agenda,” which includes promoting same-sex marriage, and has been the target of many lawsuits over its policies.
In recent years, the group has been a hotbed for anti-gay rhetoric.
The atheist community has been growing in importance, and in recent decades has grown to represent over 20 percent of the U.K. population.
The US atheist population has grown, too, from 3.4 percent in 2016 to 5.1 percent in 2019.
But the group’s growth has also coincided with a shift in American attitudes toward religion.
“There has been an increasing concern with the growing role of religion in society,” Jaffe said.
“We need to talk about religion in the context of the larger context of our society.
Religion is something that we must discuss with respect to the larger picture.”
For example, atheists have been targeted in recent weeks for being insensitive to the LGBT community.
“When you’re talking about people who are in relationships and living as the opposite sex, I think there’s an issue there,” Jafee said.
In recent months, atheist leaders in the U:New York City and Washington, D.C., have met with President Donald Trump and his administration to discuss religious freedom.
In addition, more than 2,500 members of the American Atheists are attending a conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, which will focus on the issues facing the LGBT rights movement.