Taxpayers should not be forced to fund chaplains in Congress, Americans United for Separation of Church and State said today, responding to the filing of a new federal lawsuit that challenges the practice. Read more
A policy under consideration by the Cobb County, Ga., Board of Education is a thinly veiled effort to bring religion into public school science classrooms, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Last night, Cobb County's school board voted unanimously to spend 30 days studying a proposal to allow public school teachers to discuss "disputed views of academic subjects," including human origins. Supporters of the proposal have said the policy would allow science classes to introduce creationism into the curriculum. Read more
A diverse array of state and national religious leaders has come out in opposition to Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's display of the Ten Commandments at the state's highest court. Read more
The Virginia Military Institute's policy of school-sponsored pre-dinner prayers for cadets is unconstitutional, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told a federal appeals court. Read more
A Georgia town has taken down religious symbols from its city hall in an attempt to settle a lawsuit brought by civil liberties groups.
The Ringgold City Council removed framed copies of the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer from city hall earlier this week. An empty frame that council members said was for "those who believe in nothing" was also removed. Read more
The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia and Americans United for Separation of Church and State applauded the decision of the Kanawha County (W.Va.) School Board to end a policy that permitted school-sponsored prayer at graduation ceremonies. U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. approved a settlement between the parties today. Read more
A plan by city officials in Charlotte, N.C., to give public funds to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association raises serious church-state concerns and should be dropped, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more