TV preacher Pat Robertson has called on President George W. Bush to ensure that the post-war government of Iraq is secular and maintains the constitutional separation of church and state.
The Bush administration's plan to use federal housing funds to help churches and other houses of worship construct or repair their facilities is constitutionally flawed and should not be implemented, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
In a seven-page memorandum delivered today to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Americans United's legal department said the plan, which was first made public in early January, fails "to comply with constitutional requirements."
A federal appeals court in California has rejected calls to rehear a controversial ruling that struck down recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools due to its religious content. Today's decision, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State, protects freedom of conscience.
"The government should not link religion and patriotism," said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United Executive Director. "An individual can express love of country regardless of his or her religious or philosophical outlook."
A government-backed program that seeks to rehabilitate Iowa prison inmates by converting them to fundamentalist Christianity violates the U.S. Constitution, Americans United for Separation of Church and State charged in a pair of federal lawsuits filed today.
New federal guidelines "push the envelope" on religion in public schools beyond what the courts have allowed, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
On Feb. 7, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidelines governing religious activities in public schools. School officials who fail to comply with the government edict face the possible loss of federal education funds.
The Senate Finance Committee has approved a sharply modified version of President George W. Bush's "faith-based" initiative, and observers are expecting debate on the Senate floor soon.
A Bush administration plan to subsidize religious and other private schools in the District of Columbia would threaten public education and violate taxpayers' rights, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The "faith-based" addiction programs promoted by President George W. Bush this week proselytize on behalf of evangelical Christianity and should not get public funds, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
President George W. Bush's plan to divert up to $200 million in public funds to faith-based addiction programs violates the Constitution and common sense, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
A Bush administration plan to allow taxpayer funds to subsidize the building of facilities at churches and other houses of worship is unconstitutional and will likely lead to challenges in court, Americans United for Separation of Church and State said today.