The official blog of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
An Arkansas lawmaker’s proposal that would result in the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on public land looks like a jobs bill for a Religious Right legal organization.
Spurred by the American Family Association’s “Bigotry Map,” a Pennsylvania newspaper investigated the supporters of an Americans United chapter and discovered the obvious: They aren’t bigots. Read more
Last night the Alabama Supreme Court issued a ruling ordering an end to same-sex marriages in the state.
This was a very curious action. As you may recall, a federal court earlier this year declared Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court both declined to stay this ruling. This paved the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Alabama on Feb. 9. Read more
Government-sponsored prayer is all or nothing. That means legislative bodies that want to begin meetings with an invocation must either be inclusive of all viewpoints, or prohibit official prayers completely. But don’t tell that to one Idaho senator who seems to have a real problem with the prospect of a Hindu prayer before a senate session. Read more