NM Science Standards Improved After Pushback

Facing pushback from the public, New Mexico’s Public Education Department has decided not to implement new science standards that critics said weakened the study of evolution. The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) had expressed concern over the ... Read »

AU Tells HHS To Reject Faith-Based Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently asked for public comment on whether it should give new religious exemptions to faith-based org­ani­zations that accept taxpayer-funded grants and con­tracts to provide services to the public. ... Read »

Supreme Court Declines Texas School Board Prayer Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to accept a case involving student-led prayers at public school board meet­ings in Texas. The American Humanist Association (AHA) sued the Bird­ville Independent School District for opening its school board meetings wit ... Read »

Leave The Johnson Amendment Alone!

Editor’s Note: Attempts by Con­gress to repeal or modify the Johnson Amendment – the provision in federal law that bars houses of worship and other non-profit entities from intervening in politics by endorsing or opposing candidates – are being met with g ... Read »

Devoid Of Values

How The ‘Family Values’ Crusaders Of The Religious Right Came To Love Sex Offenders

When Leigh Corfman was 14 years old, she says she had a disturbing encounter with a 32-year-old assistant district attorney named Roy S. Moore. Corfman said Moore molested her – and she’s not the only woman to step forward with that story. Multiple women ... Read »

365 Days Later

President Donald Trump Has Spent A Year Relentlessly Attacking Religious Freedom – But Opponents Are Fighting Back

Depending on whether you like to look at the glass as half-full or half-empty, on Jan. 20 Americans will mark one year of Donald Trump’s presidency behind them or see at least three more to go. Similarly, as the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration as the ... Read »

A Back Door Ban?

The Trump Administration’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Ideological Test Looks Like Another Attempt To Restrict Muslim Entry Into America

By Sara Wolovick President Donald J. Trump’s Mus­­lim ban is getting a lot of attention and has drawn court challenges, including two spon­sored by Americans United. But under the radar, the administration seems to be implementing another policy aimed at ... Read »