Government-sponsored National Day Of Prayer Undermines Church-state Separation, Says Au

Taxpayer-Funded Congressional Chaplain Helps Religious Right Group By Drafting Official 'Prayer For America'

The National Day of Prayer (NDP) is a federally mandated religious observance that undermines the core of the First Amendment, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

"It is wholly inconsistent with the principles of the First Amendment for the government to set aside a special 'prayer day' for the nation," said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. "Americans don't need official instruction from politicians on when and how to pray." Read more

Americans Don't Want Churches Mixing Religion With Partisan Politics, New Poll Shows

Congressional Efforts to Change Tax Law Should Come to a 'Screeching Halt,' Says AU's Lynn

A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe churches should not endorse candidates for public office, results that will likely slow down congressional efforts to allow church-based politicking, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more

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