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Shooting Her Mouth Off: Ark. Firing Range Owner Announces ‘Muslim-Free’ Zone

An Arkansas woman has declared her gun range a “Muslim-free zone.” Jan Morgan, proprietor of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, announced the change on the business’ Facebook page; as justification, she cited the “strange behavior” of two recent patrons Morgan assumed to be of Middle Eastern descent.
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Sins Of Omission: When Religious Right Leaders Speak, The Whole Truth Is Often Left Behind

When an individual doesn’t feel like being absolutely truthful, there are a couple of things he or she can do. One is to simply tell lies. Another, perhaps more common tactic, is to omit certain pieces of information, thus giving the listener an incomplete picture.

The latter tactic was on full display this year during the Religious Right’s “Values Voter Summit” last week, and perhaps no one used it better than a man named Kelly Shackelford. Read more

Sarah Jones in Nashville for Two Big Events!

Nashville AU is hosting Sarah Jones at two big events on Sunday!

October 19, at 10:30 AM
Brookmeade Congregational Church, UCC
700 Bresslyn Rd, Nashville, TN 37205

The Nashville AU Chapter is hosting Sarah Jones on October 19 for two big events!  Sarah, who works in the Americans United communications department, was featured last July 4th in an article that appeared in The New York Times.

At 10:30 AM, Sarah, will speak at Brookmeade Congregational Church, UCC, at 700 Bresslyn Rd, Nashville, TN 37205. Brookmeade is an open and affirming, inclusive, and Just Peace Church, committed to social justice in our lives and society. You are kindly invited by Rev. Dr. Richard Diekmann, Sarah Jones, and AU Nashville Chapter to be a part of this event. For more information

Delaware Valley & South Jersey Host Rev. Steven Baines

The Delaware Valley Americans United Chapter's South Jersey group presents Rev. Steven Baines, Assistant Field Director for Religious Outreach at Americans United in Washington, DC.  Rev. Baines will be talking about “Is Your Religion Really My Religion?: The Battle for Genuine Religious Freedom in America.” The event takes place on Sunday, October 19, from 3-5 PM in Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill NJ, 401 North Kings Highway.

Indiana AU to Host Religious Freedom Forum

The Indiana Chapter of Americans United For Separation of Church And State presents a Religious Freedom Candidate Forum. The chapter invited legislative candidates from across Marion County to participate in a question and answer panel regarding religious freedom and church state topics. The event takes place on Sunday, October 12th from 6-8 PM at Broadway United Methodist Church.

Story Time: Julia Learns To Disrespect Others

Last weekend, I joined my colleagues at the Values Voters Summit. It’s possible to predict much of what we’ll hear at this event. The Religious Right, populated with biblical literalists, doesn’t often update its script. Religious liberty (theirs, not ours) is under attack. Children are being corrupted by the world. And the engine for that corruption is often identified as the so-called “gay agenda.”
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