Discrimination Denounced

Americans United Joins A Broad Coalition Telling The White House It's Time To End Hiring Bias In The 'Faith-Based' Initiative

The year was 2008. The place was Zanesville, Ohio, a town of just over 25,000 that calls itself “Pottery Capital of the World” and the “Clay City” for its ceramics production. Then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was giving a standard campa ... Read »

Ten Myths About The Ten Commandments

Religious Right Groups Hold Strong Beliefs About The Decalogue, But It Turns Out That Much Of What They Know Just Isn't So

Legislators in Arkansas believe that you can’t fathom America without first understanding the Ten Commandments. “In order that they may understand and appreciate the basic principles of the American system of government, the people of the United States of ... Read »

Pugnacious Plaintiff

An Interview With Southern Baptist Minister Bruce Prescott, Who Successfully Challenged Government Display Of The Ten Commandments In Oklahoma

Editor’s Note: Bruce Prescott is a Southern Baptist minister in Oklahoma and a former member of the Americans United Board of Trustees. Prescott, along with AU chapter activist James Huff, served as a plaintiff in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil L ... Read »

Contemptuous Clerks

In Kentucky, Local Officials Are Breaking The Law Rather Than Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry

For Kim Davis, orange really was the new black. The Rowan County, Ky., clerk briefly occupied a Carter County Detention Center cell in early September for her steadfast refusal to issue marriage licenses to would-be newlyweds. Davis, an Apostolic Christia ... Read »

Americans United in Action

Staff Members and Activists Support Church-State Separation Nationwide

Members of the Americans United staff remain busy promoting church-state separation in the media and in public forums. Here is a round-up of recent activities: Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn continues speaking and doing media appearance ... Read »

The Great Debate: A Report On My Visit To Liberty University

It finally happened. I was actually invited to participate in an event at Liberty University! Although I have spoken at Pat Robertson’s Regent University on several occasions and was even a judge once at its law school’s moot court competition, the late D ... Read »