The Latest from Americans United

  • US Supreme Court
    Blog Post

    Supreme Court Says A Cross On Government Land In Maryland Can Stay. What Now?

    Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion leans heavily on history. The cross was erected in 1925 to honor veterans of World War I. In Alito's view, a cross can morph into a non-religious symbol, given enough time.
  • Press Release

    Americans United Condemns U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision To Allow Bladensburg Cross To Remain On Public Land

    “The Supreme Court’s misguided decision to allow government to play favorites and prominently display religious symbols as public war memorials dishonors our country’s veterans and the fundamental principle of religious freedom they fought and died for," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser. "The towering Bladensburg Cross is an inherently Christian symbol that excludes thousands of non-Christian veterans and ignores the tremendous sacrifices they made."
  • Zachary Freiman
    Blog Post

    Why I’m Excited To Be Interning At Americans United This Summer

    For Americans United intern Zachary Freiman, his Jewish upbringing and his great-grandparents' experience fleeing religious persecution and war in the Russian Empire for the promised religious freedom in America inform his support for the separation of religion and government.
  • PA state capitol
    Blog Post

    Legislative Invocations Should Include All Americans

    Americans United believes that nontheistic invocations can perform the function of solemnizing a meeting just as well as theistic ones can. Experience bears this out. Many state and local legislative bodies have included nontheistic invocations without a hitch.