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The Religious Right and its allies work continually to turn the American people against church-state separation. A large part of their strategy is to spread misinformation about the history of church-state separation and how it has been interpreted by the courts. This page examines some of these common attacks and sets the record straight.

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October 2015 Church & State

Pugnacious Plaintiff

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

October 2015 Church & State

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

September 2015 Church & State

Mad Men

If The Religious Right Has Its Way, The Supreme Court's Historic Ruling On Marriage Won't Be The Last Word

September 2015 Church & State

Americans United in Action

Staff Members and Activists Support Church-State Separation Nationwide

July/August 2015 Church & State

Founded On Faith?

As Denominational Ties In The United States Fray, The Religious Right Clings To The Idea That The United States Is An Officially ‘Christian Nation’

July/August 2015 Church & State

Operation Exclusion?

A Misguided Belief In ‘Christian Nation’ Theology Spurs N.C. County Officials To Exclude Minorities From Public Prayers

July/August 2015 Church & State

One Nation Under God:

Was The Rise Of The Religious Right A Reaction To The New Deal?