Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should recuse himself from future church-state cases that reach the high court in light of remarks he made in Virginia on Jan. 12, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Today President George W. Bush is scheduled to announce sweeping policy directives that require federal agencies to award funds and government contracts to churches and other religious groups, even if they discriminate in hiring with the money.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which has spearheaded the opposition to Bush's "faith-based" initiative, denounced the move.
Ohio's Board of Education has adopted new science standards that approve "critical analysis" of evolution in the state's public schools, terminology critics say is code language for creationism.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia today filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Chesterfield County, Va., Board of Supervisors for maintaining a discriminatory policy on prayer before its meetings.
The Bush administration emphasizes politics over policy and has failed to advance its highly touted "compassionate conservative" agenda, the former head of the White House "faith-based" office has charged.
Dr. Glenn L. Archer, the first executive director of Americans United who led the organization for nearly three decades, died on Friday, Nov. 15 at the age of 96.
A federal court in Alabama today struck down display of a Ten Commandments monument at the state supreme court building in Montgomery, declaring that the religious sculpture violates the First Amendment's church-state separation provisions.
Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-Pa.), who had been scheduled to speak this weekend to a radical fundamentalist group that seeks to impose "biblical law" on the nation, announced yesterday that he has cancelled his appearance.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State wrote to Pitts on Tuesday, urging the congressman to withdraw from the event to avoid lending credibility to a group that "advocates extreme policies that run counter to our Constitution and the American way of life."
Americans United for Separation of Church and State today criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee for approving University Of Utah law professor Michael W. McConnell's nomination to a federal appeals court despite McConnell's radical views on church-state separation.
Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-Pa.) should drop his plans to speak this weekend before a radical fundamentalist group that seeks to impose "biblical law" on the nation, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Pitts, who serves as the House Republican leadership's liaison to religious conservatives, is scheduled to speak at a conference of the National Reform Association in Ephrata, Pa. Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn sent Pitts a letter yesterday asking him to bow out.