Americans United: Blog Posts https://www.au.org/blogs/feed/capital-weather-gang/post/pm-update-clouds-give-way-to-clearing-remaining-seasonably-chilly/2012/11/15/1f6a5e9a-2f6f-11e2-9f50-0308e1e75445_blog.html en Trump Has A Lot Of Work To Do If He Wants To Repair His Relationship With Muslims https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-has-a-lot-of-work-to-do-if-he-wants-to-repair-his-relationship-with <a href="/about/people/rob-boston">Rob Boston</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>Reaction is mixed to President Donald J. Trump’s <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/trumps-first-foreign-trip/trump-s-speech-muslim-world-earns-praise-condemnation-n762666">speech in Saudi Arabia</a> about U.S. relations with the Muslim world. Trump condemned terrorism and urged Muslim nations to drive terrorists out – an easy thing to say that was entirely expected.</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/saudi-arabia">Saudi Arabia</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/muslim-ban">Muslim Ban</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/ahmad-al-shamri">Ahmad Al-Shamri</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-has-a-lot-of-work-to-do-if-he-wants-to-repair-his-relationship-with" st_title="Trump Has A Lot Of Work To Do If He Wants To Repair His Relationship With Muslims" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-has-a-lot-of-work-to-do-if-he-wants-to-repair-his-relationship-with" st_title="Trump Has A Lot Of Work To Do If He Wants To Repair His Relationship With Muslims" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-has-a-lot-of-work-to-do-if-he-wants-to-repair-his-relationship-with" st_title="Trump Has A Lot Of Work To Do If He Wants To Repair His Relationship With Muslims" class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-has-a-lot-of-work-to-do-if-he-wants-to-repair-his-relationship-with" st_title="Trump Has A Lot Of Work To Do If He Wants To Repair His Relationship With Muslims" class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Mon, 22 May 2017 16:56:07 +0000 Rob Boston 12955 at https://www.au.org Meet David Clarke, Another Trump Appointee Who Doesn’t Support Religious Freedom https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/meet-david-clarke-another-trump-appointee-who-doesn-t-support-religious <a href="/about/people/liz-hayes">Liz Hayes</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>President Donald J. Trump is continuing his trend of appointing people with troubling records on religious freedom to positions of power and prominence.</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/milwaukee-county">Milwaukee County</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/wisconsin">Wisconsin</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/sheriff-david-clarke">Sheriff David Clarke</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/department-of-homeland-security">Department of Homeland Security</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/fellowship-of-christian-centurions">Fellowship of Christian Centurions</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/lgbtq-rights">LGBTQ Rights</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/glenn-beck">Glenn Beck</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/immigration">immigration</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/muslims">Muslims</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/meet-david-clarke-another-trump-appointee-who-doesn-t-support-religious" st_title="Meet David Clarke, Another Trump Appointee Who Doesn’t Support Religious Freedom" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/meet-david-clarke-another-trump-appointee-who-doesn-t-support-religious" st_title="Meet David Clarke, Another Trump Appointee Who Doesn’t Support Religious Freedom" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/meet-david-clarke-another-trump-appointee-who-doesn-t-support-religious" st_title="Meet David Clarke, Another Trump Appointee Who Doesn’t Support Religious Freedom" class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/meet-david-clarke-another-trump-appointee-who-doesn-t-support-religious" st_title="Meet David Clarke, Another Trump Appointee Who Doesn’t Support Religious Freedom" class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Fri, 19 May 2017 13:39:28 +0000 Liz Hayes 12947 at https://www.au.org Trump And DeVos Are About To Propose Federal Funding For School Vouchers https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-and-devos-are-about-to-propose-federal-funding-for-school-vouchers <a href="/about/people/liz-hayes">Liz Hayes</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>Today marks 100 days since Michigan billionaire and school voucher proponent Betsy DeVos took over the reins as President Donald J. Trump’s Secretary of Education. If there’s one thing she’s accomplished in that time, she’s demonstrated her perseverance in pushing for vouchers.</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/vouchers">vouchers</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/tuition-tax-credits">tuition tax credits</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/betsy-devos">Betsy DeVos</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/president-donald-j-trump">President Donald J. Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/education">Education</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/dc-voucher-program-0">DC Voucher Program</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/florida">Florida</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/budget">Budget</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/department-of-education">Department of Education</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-and-devos-are-about-to-propose-federal-funding-for-school-vouchers" st_title="Trump And DeVos Are About To Propose Federal Funding For School Vouchers" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-and-devos-are-about-to-propose-federal-funding-for-school-vouchers" st_title="Trump And DeVos Are About To Propose Federal Funding For School Vouchers" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-and-devos-are-about-to-propose-federal-funding-for-school-vouchers" st_title="Trump And DeVos Are About To Propose Federal Funding For School Vouchers" class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-and-devos-are-about-to-propose-federal-funding-for-school-vouchers" st_title="Trump And DeVos Are About To Propose Federal Funding For School Vouchers" class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Thu, 18 May 2017 15:17:03 +0000 Liz Hayes 12946 at https://www.au.org Trump Endangers National Security, And The Religious Right Just Yawns https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-endangers-national-security-and-the-religious-right-just-yawns <a href="/about/people/rob-boston">Rob Boston</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>Let’s engage in a thought experiment: Pretend that it’s May of 2009, and Barack Obama, who has been president for a few months, has just shared some highly classified intelligence with the Russians. Let’s say this material has damaged America’s standing with our allies, exposed sources to possible retaliation and jeopardized the war on terror.</p> <p>What do you think the leaders of Religious Right groups would be saying? My guess is they’d be calling for his impeachment, if not outright imprisonment.</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/ralph-reed">ralph reed</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/tony-perkins">Tony Perkins</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/american-family-association">American Family Association</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/faith-and-freedom-coalition">Faith and Freedom Coalition</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/family-research-council">Family Research Council</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/american-pastors-network">American Pastors Network</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/richard-land">richard land</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/southern-evangelical-seminary">Southern Evangelical Seminary</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/pat-robertson">Pat Robertson</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/christian-coalition">Christian Coalition</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/hillary-clinton">Hillary Clinton</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/southern-baptist-convention">Southern Baptist Convention</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/barack-obama">Barack Obama</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/russia">Russia</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-endangers-national-security-and-the-religious-right-just-yawns" st_title="Trump Endangers National Security, And The Religious Right Just Yawns" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-endangers-national-security-and-the-religious-right-just-yawns" st_title="Trump Endangers National Security, And The Religious Right Just Yawns" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-endangers-national-security-and-the-religious-right-just-yawns" st_title="Trump Endangers National Security, And The Religious Right Just Yawns" class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-endangers-national-security-and-the-religious-right-just-yawns" st_title="Trump Endangers National Security, And The Religious Right Just Yawns" class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Wed, 17 May 2017 18:14:16 +0000 Rob Boston 12945 at https://www.au.org A Mo. Superintendent Decided To Preach During Graduation, And Students Are Letting Him Know It Was Inappropriate https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-mo-superintendent-decided-to-preach-during-graduation-and-students-are <a href="/about/people/rokia-hassanein">Rokia Hassanein</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>Some Missouri public high school students are asking for an apology after their superintendent sermonized during their graduation ceremony on Saturday. </p> <p>Willard High School seniors stated that Superintendent Kent Medlin’s comments, which included prayers, were inappropriate and exclusive to Christians. (They’re also unconstitutional since the U.S. Supreme Court deemed it a violation of the First Amendment for public school officials to pray at school-sponsored events like graduation.)</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/willard-high-school-graduation">Willard High School Graduation</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/public-school-prayer">Public School Prayer</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/student-activism">Student Activism</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-mo-superintendent-decided-to-preach-during-graduation-and-students-are" st_title="A Mo. Superintendent Decided To Preach During Graduation, And Students Are Letting Him Know It Was Inappropriate " class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-mo-superintendent-decided-to-preach-during-graduation-and-students-are" st_title="A Mo. Superintendent Decided To Preach During Graduation, And Students Are Letting Him Know It Was Inappropriate " class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-mo-superintendent-decided-to-preach-during-graduation-and-students-are" st_title="A Mo. Superintendent Decided To Preach During Graduation, And Students Are Letting Him Know It Was Inappropriate " class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-mo-superintendent-decided-to-preach-during-graduation-and-students-are" st_title="A Mo. Superintendent Decided To Preach During Graduation, And Students Are Letting Him Know It Was Inappropriate " class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:08:31 +0000 Rokia Hassanein 12944 at https://www.au.org Federal Appeals Court Should Rule Religion Can’t Be Used As Excuse To Discriminate Against Gavin Grimm And Other Transgender Students https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/federal-appeals-court-should-rule-religion-can-t-be-used-as-excuse-to <a href="/about/people/liz-hayes">Liz Hayes</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>Gavin Grimm didn’t ask to be the face of the fight for transgender civil rights in America. But that’s just what he became when he asked his Virginia high school to recognize his humanity.</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/gavin-grimm">Gavin Grimm</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/transgender-rights">transgender rights</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/transgender-students">Transgender Students</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/lgbtq-rights">LGBTQ Rights</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/gloucester-county-school-board">Gloucester County School Board</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/virginia">virginia</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/gg-v-gloucester-county-school-board">G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/title-ix">Title IX</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/president-donald-j-trump">President Donald J. Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/fourth-circuit">Fourth Circuit</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/us-supreme-court-0">U.S. Supreme Court</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/protect-thy-neighbor">Protect Thy Neighbor</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/federal-appeals-court-should-rule-religion-can-t-be-used-as-excuse-to" st_title="Federal Appeals Court Should Rule Religion Can’t Be Used As Excuse To Discriminate Against Gavin Grimm And Other Transgender Students" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/federal-appeals-court-should-rule-religion-can-t-be-used-as-excuse-to" st_title="Federal Appeals Court Should Rule Religion Can’t Be Used As Excuse To Discriminate Against Gavin Grimm And Other Transgender Students" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/federal-appeals-court-should-rule-religion-can-t-be-used-as-excuse-to" st_title="Federal Appeals Court Should Rule Religion Can’t Be Used As Excuse To Discriminate Against Gavin Grimm And Other Transgender Students" class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/federal-appeals-court-should-rule-religion-can-t-be-used-as-excuse-to" st_title="Federal Appeals Court Should Rule Religion Can’t Be Used As Excuse To Discriminate Against Gavin Grimm And Other Transgender Students" class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Tue, 16 May 2017 13:25:00 +0000 Liz Hayes 12943 at https://www.au.org Trump Visits Liberty U And Spews Alternative Facts https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-visits-liberty-u-and-spews-alternative-facts <a href="/about/people/rob-boston">Rob Boston</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>Recent polls show President Donald J. Trump with an <a href="https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/15/poll-trump-approval-comey-fired/22086379/">approval rating</a> hovering around 39 percent, but there’s one place he can always go to get a whole lot of love: Liberty University.</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/jerry-falwell">Jerry Falwell</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/liberty-university">Liberty University</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/barry-lynn">Barry Lynn</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/am-joy">A.M. Joy</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/msnbc">MSNBC</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/god-we-trust">in god we trust</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/francis-bellamy">Francis Bellamy</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/pledge-allegiance">Pledge of Allegiance</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/declaration-of-independence">Declaration of Independence</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/george-washington">George Washington</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-visits-liberty-u-and-spews-alternative-facts" st_title="Trump Visits Liberty U And Spews Alternative Facts " class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-visits-liberty-u-and-spews-alternative-facts" st_title="Trump Visits Liberty U And Spews Alternative Facts " class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-visits-liberty-u-and-spews-alternative-facts" st_title="Trump Visits Liberty U And Spews Alternative Facts " class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-visits-liberty-u-and-spews-alternative-facts" st_title="Trump Visits Liberty U And Spews Alternative Facts " class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Mon, 15 May 2017 17:59:43 +0000 Rob Boston 12942 at https://www.au.org Christian Clergy Join AU In Challenging Trump’s Muslim Ban https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/christian-clergy-join-au-in-challenging-trump-s-muslim-ban <a href="/about/people/liz-hayes">Liz Hayes</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>Today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle will hear arguments on whether President Donald J. Trump’s second Muslim ban should remain on hold nationwide.</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/muslim-ban">Muslim Ban</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/executive-order">executive order</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/president-donald-j-trump">President Donald J. Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/9th-us-circuit-court-of-appeals">9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/seattle">Seattle</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/state-of-hawai-i-v-trump">State of Hawaiʻi v. Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/international-refugee-assistance-project-v-trump">International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/4th-us-circuit-court-of-appeals">4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/virginia">virginia</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/bend-the-arc">Bend the Arc</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/southern-poverty-law-center">Southern Poverty Law Center</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/riverside-church">Riverside Church</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/pastor-george-mekhail">Pastor George Mekhail</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/universal-muslim-association-of-america-v-trump">Universal Muslim Association of America v. Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/umaa-v-trump">UMAA v. Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/irap-v-trump">IRAP v. Trump</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/christian-clergy-join-au-in-challenging-trump-s-muslim-ban" st_title="Christian Clergy Join AU In Challenging Trump’s Muslim Ban" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/christian-clergy-join-au-in-challenging-trump-s-muslim-ban" st_title="Christian Clergy Join AU In Challenging Trump’s Muslim Ban" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/christian-clergy-join-au-in-challenging-trump-s-muslim-ban" st_title="Christian Clergy Join AU In Challenging Trump’s Muslim Ban" class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/christian-clergy-join-au-in-challenging-trump-s-muslim-ban" st_title="Christian Clergy Join AU In Challenging Trump’s Muslim Ban" class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Mon, 15 May 2017 14:34:22 +0000 Liz Hayes 12941 at https://www.au.org Senators See Danger In Trump’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/senators-see-danger-in-trump-s-religious-freedom-executive-order <a href="/about/people/ms-dena-sher">Dena Sher</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p>When President Donald J. Trump signed an <a href="http://bit.ly/2qAtc6H">executive order</a> last week, he claimed it would protect religious freedom. The order instead <a href="http://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trumps-executive-order-continues-the-assault-on-religious-freedom">tramples it</a>. Here’s why: it weaken the protections for houses of worship and may open the door to discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, women, religious minorities and others under the guise of religious freedom.</p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/donald-j-trump">Donald J. Trump</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/religious-freedom">religious freedom</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/dianne-feinstein">Dianne Feinstein</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/patty-murray">Patty Murray</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/ron-wyden">Ron Wyden</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/birth-control">birth control</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/affordable-care-act">Affordable Care Act</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/johnson-amendment">Johnson Amendment</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/church-politcking">church politcking</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/lgbtq-rights">LGBTQ Rights</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/senators-see-danger-in-trump-s-religious-freedom-executive-order" st_title="Senators See Danger In Trump’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/senators-see-danger-in-trump-s-religious-freedom-executive-order" st_title="Senators See Danger In Trump’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/senators-see-danger-in-trump-s-religious-freedom-executive-order" st_title="Senators See Danger In Trump’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order" class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/senators-see-danger-in-trump-s-religious-freedom-executive-order" st_title="Senators See Danger In Trump’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order" class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Fri, 12 May 2017 18:27:22 +0000 Rob Boston 12940 at https://www.au.org A Creationist Is Demanding That The Park Service Allow Him To Do ‘Research’ At The Grand Canyon https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-creationist-is-demanding-that-the-park-service-allow-him-to-do-research <a href="/about/people/rokia-hassanein">Rokia Hassanein</a><div class="field field-name-field-blog-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blogs/wall-of-separation">Wall of Separation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="prose"><p><a href="https://answersingenesis.org/">Answers in Genesis (AiG)</a>, Ken Ham’s fundamentalist Religious Right organization, is at it again. This time, the group is making claims that officials at the National Park Service discriminated <a href="http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/christian-geologist-claims-discrimination-by-grand-canyon-officials/438234577">against an AiG staff member </a><u>because of his religious beliefs.</u></p></div></div><div class="tags clearfix"><div class="field-items"><span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/creationism">creationism</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/ken-ham">Ken Ham</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/answers-genesis">Answers in Genesis</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/grand-canyon">Grand Canyon</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/alliance-defending-freedom">Alliance Defending Freedom</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/andrew-snelling">Andrew Snelling</a></span>, <span class="field-item"><a href="/tags/science">science</a></span></div></div><div class="sharethis-buttons"><div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-creationist-is-demanding-that-the-park-service-allow-him-to-do-research" st_title="A Creationist Is Demanding That The Park Service Allow Him To Do ‘Research’ At The Grand Canyon " class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-creationist-is-demanding-that-the-park-service-allow-him-to-do-research" st_title="A Creationist Is Demanding That The Park Service Allow Him To Do ‘Research’ At The Grand Canyon " class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-creationist-is-demanding-that-the-park-service-allow-him-to-do-research" st_title="A Creationist Is Demanding That The Park Service Allow Him To Do ‘Research’ At The Grand Canyon " class="st_sharethis_large" displayText="sharethis"></span> <span st_url="https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/a-creationist-is-demanding-that-the-park-service-allow-him-to-do-research" st_title="A Creationist Is Demanding That The Park Service Allow Him To Do ‘Research’ At The Grand Canyon " class="st_fblike_large" displayText="fblike"></span> </div></div> Fri, 12 May 2017 13:29:05 +0000 Rokia Hassanein 12939 at https://www.au.org