And now for a word from AU!

This Saturday (Feb. 27) the Upstate South Carolina County Chapter is holding an event featuring Robert Moss and George Daly, starting at 12 Noon.

Robert Moss and his attorney George Daly will discuss their lawsuit which has reached the Federal Courts on allowing academic credit for Bible study in the state of South Carolina.  Mr. Moss has a daughter that attends high school in Spartanburg, SC. 

The event takes place at the Handlebar Restaurant, 304 East Stone Ave., in Greenville. Get there in time for the buffet lunch ($13) and to network with everyone!

If you are in the Willow Grove, PA, area on Sunday you won't want to miss AU's Rob Boston.  Rob is speaking on: "What I've Learned From the Religious Right" -- the presentation begins at 1:30 PM.

Rob Boston is senior policy analyst at Americans United, also serves as assistant editor of AU's "Church & State" magazine. He is the author of three books: "Close Encounters with the Religious Right," "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition" and "Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State." Rob has made numerous media appearances, among them Fox News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor," MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" and CNN's "Anderson Cooper."

The event takes place at the Upper Moreland Library, 109 Park Ave., Willow Grove, PA.

AU Chapters are busy in March AU's new Austin (TX) Chapter will screen "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Separation of Church and State ... But Were Afraid to Ask!" on Tuesday, March 2, at 7:00 PM, at the Yarborough Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, in Austin. Barry Lynn describes it as, "... a unique video that brings together celebrity commitment and civic engagement, and gives us an entertaining evening to boot!” The video is an important educational tool, presenting real stories about some of our church-state separation champions across the country. The event is free, so bring all your friends ... and a bag of popcorn!

And also on Tuesday, March 2, at 7:00 PM, the Bucks County (PA) Chapter presents Ellen Greenfield, on "The Faith of the Founding Fathers." Ellen will discuss the results of her research on what our Founding Father's believed. Ellen's presentation will be balanced in rejecting simplistic views that America was created as a Christian nation while at the same time challenging those who argue that our Founders were atheistic separatists. The event takes place at the Doylestown Library, 150 S. Pine Street, in Doylestown, PA.

The Nashville Chapter is hosting their annual breakfast for clergy and religious leaders on Tuesday, March 9th, at 8:00 AM. The featured guest this year is Bob Smietana, religion reporter for The Tennessean. Of special interest to clergy will be discussion of his desire to write stories about how religion affects everyday life. He will also comment on some local church-state issues, such as the Wilson County lawsuits, Bible distribution and the free-church day at the Wilson County Fair. The event takes place at Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, 819 33rd Avenue North, in Nashville. Reservations are required, so contact Charles Sumner at sumner7540@bellsouth.net if you would like to attend.

And for those who like to plan ahead! The Bucks County Chapter is hosting Margaret Downey, on Tuesday, April 6, at 7:00 PM. She will speak about "Your Taxes and the Private Boy Scouts of America." Margaret is the Founder and President of The Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia, and an excellent and knowledgeable speaker. The talk will take place at the Doylestown Library located at 150 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA. You won't want to miss it!

AU's Rob Boston heads to Texas on April 22 to be the featured speaker at the Houston AU Chapter annual dinner. Rob will share "Things I've Learned from the Religious Right." Arrive early (6:30-7:30PM) for music and a cash bar. Dinner begins at 7:30 PM and the program will start at 8:00 PM. The fun all takes place at the Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr., in Houston! Be there or be square!