The Nature Coast Chapter 65 of Americans United started about sixteen years ago in Citrus County, Florida. We organized in part because there is a large Evangelical and Roman Catholic representation in our community, and the School System uses volunteers from these religious group to help teach an abstinence-only policy in their family planning courses. Also, prayers often accompany political events and precede governmental meetings. Read more
The San Diego Americans United Chapter will be tabling at Godless Gala, San Diego’s first Secular Fair. The secular fair will take place on Saturday, June 27th from 5:00- 10:00 p.m. in the Kearny Mesa area, overlooking Murphy Canyon. The admission fee is $10.50 and tickets can be purchased online . Read more
Maryland AU and the Baltimore Coalition of Reason are hosting Rev. Barry Lynn, at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, at 12 W. Franklin Street, Sunday, May 17 at 11 AM. Barry will speak on “Separation Anxiety: The First Amendment at Risk” — and will update everyone on the latest church-state separation events such as arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on marriage equality.
Columbia AU recently hosted Robert Aughenbaugh and Kaye Schmitt of Protect Portland Children and Bruce Adams of Americans United discussing proselytizing in public schools and what you can do about it.
Greater Houston AU celebrated the chapter's 20th anniversary by recognizing past leaders and preparing chapter members and supporters for the future. The event featured AU Executive Director Rev. Barry W. Lynn, who spoke on “Separation Anxiety: The First Amendment at Risk.” Barry also previewed his upcoming book "God and Government: 25 Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience."
Rob Boston, Communications Director at Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, addressed the latest assault on public schools at a March 28 event hosted by Sarasota-Manatee AU. His presentation was titled: "Privatization Schemes: The Latest Assault on Public Schools." Read more
The Massachusetts AU Annual Meeting featured author and AU Communications Director Rob Boston who spoke on the topic "Religious Freedom: What It Is and What It Is Not." Rob examined ongoing controversies over the meaning of religious freedom and how Religious Right-led attempts to redefine religious liberty would affect LGBT rights, reproductive rights, access to health care, religion in public education and the equal treatment of all Americans, religious and non-religious. Read more