Time For An Intervention

Americans United's Legal Team Steps Up To Oppose Ky. Creationist Ministry's Effort To Raid The Public Purse

The Rev. Chris Caldwell has no problem with the fundamentalist Christian ministry Answers in Genesis (AiG) spread­ing its message – but he sees no reason why he should have to pay for it. That’s why Caldwell, pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Louis­vil ... Read »

Marriage Madness

Infuriated Over The Spread Of Same-Sex Marriage, Far-Right Legislators And Their Religious Right Allies Plot Contingency Plans

A group of Texas lawmakers gathered in late February to celebrate what they considered to be an important milestone in their state’s history: 10 years since the passage of a constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage. Seemingly without a sense ... Read »

Happy History

To Religious Right Groups, The United States Is God's Favorite Nation — And It Has Never Done Anything Wrong

It’s May, and for many high school students that means one thing: It’s time to take Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The barrage of testing is something of a springtime ritual for many high school students across the land. Teenagers take AP exams to prove t ... Read »

Americans United In Action

AU Staff Members And Chapter Activists Spread The Word About Church-State Separation

Staff members and chapter activists with Americans Uni­ted have been busy lately educating legislators, teachers and citizens about the importance of church-state separation. Here is a round-up of some recent activities: Barry W. Lynn, executive director ... Read »

Mere Words?

How To Respond To Someone Who Says 'Separation of Church and State Isn't In The Constitution'

By Jonathan Engel Like Joshua in the Bible, there are Americans today who would like to blow their trumpets loud and strong in order to destroy the “wall of separation between church and state” of which Thomas Jefferson spoke approvingly in his 1802 lette ... Read »

Supreme Court Leaves Ban On Churches In Schools

New York City may continue to ban churches from renting public school facilities after the nation’s highest court refused to hear a challenge to the practice. The Supreme Court’s refusal to act ends a 20-year legal battle over the ban. It is typically leg ... Read »

Congressman Would Mandate Religious Oath

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) has introduced a proposal that would require all members of the U.S. armed forces, including  Air Force Academy cadets, to repeat the words “so help me God” as part of their oaths. If passed, the “Preserve and Protect God i ... Read »