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Description

Atheists in Pennsylvania, USA, who have set up Atheist station, describe their fight to restore the constitutional separation of church and state. They see the open religiosity of public figures - and the religious symbols adorning public buildings - as eroding their constitutional freedom not to worship. They explain how it can be difficult to own up to being atheists in the USA.
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29 June 2007

Classroom Ideas

Explore with students the clip's description of atheists 'coming out'. Why are they describing it like this? To what extent are atheists an oppressed minority, according to the clip? How different might it be in the UK? How far do you think that it is religious believers who have to have courage to 'come out' in the UK?

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