The Latest from Americans United
- Blog PostThree years after Kentucky clerk Kim Davis was in the news for denying same-sex couples marriage licenses, a New York town clerk similarly cited religious beliefs when she discriminated against Dylan Toften and Thomas Hurd and refused to grant them a license. The clerk apologized this month.
- Blog PostPerhaps Altoona council members were inspired by news coverage of states around the country considering legislation that would require public schools and other public buildings to display “In God We Trust.” These bills are part of the Religious Right’s Project Blitz agenda to promote “Christian nation” views.
- Blog PostClergy who spout the Religious Right line have dominated the political scene in Bible Belt states for a long time. But as demographics in the country shift, right-wing evangelicals are seeing their market share slip, even in places like Tennessee.
- Blog PostFive years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government bodies could open their sessions with invocations, even if the majority of them are Christian. But the court also said that since these invocations are intended to solemnize the occasion, the prayers offered should not proselytize or disparage the beliefs of others.