Legal Director

Employment Type:  Staff Position Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a national advocacy organization, is seeking a Legal Director to oversee AU’s legal program. The Director provides the strategic vision for a civil-rights litigation pra ... Read »

Americans United Warns Officials At N.C. County Not To Ban Non-Christian Prayers From Government Meetings

Lincoln County Commission Must Make An Effort To Include All Viewpoints In Official Invocations, Church-State Watchdog Asserts

Lincoln County Commission Must Make An Effort To Include All Viewpoints In Official Invocations, Church-State Watchdog Asserts The Lincoln County Commission in North Carolina may not prohibit non-Christians from offering opening prayers at its meetings, A ... Read »

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 »