Legislative Assistant

Employment Type:  Staff Position Americans United for Separation of Church and State seeks an individual to work as a member of its legislative team and to support and coordinate the work of the entire legislative department in its Washington, D.C. office ... Read »

'Christians-Only' Prayer?

Arizona Town Drops Controversial Invocation Policy After Americans United Complaint

Rob Hudelson, a member of the Coolidge, Ariz., City Council, has strong opinions about the role of Chris­tianity in government. “I think it’s very important,” Hudelson said during a September council meeting. “We just proclaimed Constitution Week. You kno ... Read »

Liberty To Force Fundamentalism Onto Others?

Spurred By Its Defense Of Kim Davis, A Religious Right Legal Group Finds Itself Thrust Into The Spotlight

You could say Liberty Counsel had a bad September. When Mat Staver, founder of the Religious Right legal group, announced that Pope Francis secretly met with his client, Kim Davis, during the recent U.S. papal tour, it should have been a moment of glory f ... Read »

Americans United in Action

Staff Members and Activists Support Church-State Separation Nationwide

The past few weeks have been busy ones for Americans United staff and chapter activists in defense of separation of church and state. Here is a roundup of some recent activities: Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, traveled to Denver Se ... Read »

Dakota, Denver, And The Desert: Details From A Recent Trip

One debate at a place named after one of my favorite politicians; one book reading and signing at a world-class independent bookstore; one meeting of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” – who could ask for more? I had a recent trip in which I did all of ... Read »

AU Opposes Religious Exemptions In Health-Care Law

In a September letter to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, Americans United’s Legislative Department urged representatives to reject a proposed bill that would allow religious exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate. HR 2061, al ... Read »