The Latest from Americans United
- Blog PostThis situation is a reminder of why the Johnson Amendment is so important. It’s designed in part to prevent what happened here – someone inappropriately using a nonprofit as a vehicle to help a candidate get elected.
- Press Release
Americans United Criticizes Attorney General For Use Of Bible Passage To Defend Border Detention Policies
Americans United for Separation of Church and State today sharply criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for citing the Bible to defend the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border with Mexico.
- Blog PostIn Masterpiece, the Supreme Court based its decision on one of the core principles of religious freedom: The government cannot act based on hostility to religion. There’s no clearer example of this than Trump’s Muslim ban.
- Blog PostOnce again, efforts are under way in the U.S. House of Representatives to undermine the Johnson Amendment, which is the provision in the tax code that ensures that all tax-exempt organizations, including houses of worship, do not endorse or oppose candidates. Despite the fact that the Johnson Amendment is popular among faith and nonprofit leaders because it protects the integrity and independence of our houses of worship and charitable nonprofit organizations, some – including President Donald Trump – continue to try to repeal and weaken it.