The founders gave us separation of church and state for a reason – chiefly so that we’d always have the right to make up our own minds about religion and never have to live under someone else’s narrow, repressive and dogmatic version of “truth.”
Mississippi can keep its 'In God We Trust' plate for those who want it, but officials should offer a secular plate for residents who don’t want to display the religious phrase – and make it available at no extra cost.
The Muslim ban feeds stereotypes, fuels intolerance and fosters anti-Muslim bias. We are a better nation than this, and the NO BAN Act will go a long way toward removing the stain of religious discrimination that has defiled our country in recent years.
Miracle Hill Ministries – a taxpayer-funded foster-care agency in South Carolina – claims its policy of turning away prospective parents and volunteers who aren't evangelical Christians is good for kids. In reality, the agency is dramatically reducing the pool of people who can help a child who needs a home.
AU President and CEO Rachel Laser notes the variety of reasons people are drawn to AU's cause – protecting reproductive freedom, public education, LGBTQ equality and religious diversity being just a few. It's why “Americans United” is such a fitting name.
Legislators across the country are pushing bills that would allow religious student groups on college campuses to discriminate against anyone who doesn’t adhere to their religious beliefs, all while getting school funding and official recognition.
A new poll shows that nearly half of all voters in America believe that Christian nationalism is a threat to the nation. A solid base of Americans perceive the dangers of the exclusionary “Christian nation” perspective peddled by the Religious Right.
Just over a month after the Supreme Court was roundly criticized for refusing to delay the execution of an Alabama death-row inmate who was denied the right to have an imam present in the death chamber, the court halted the execution of a Buddhist death-row inmate in Texas who was similarly denied a spiritual adviser.