Religious Right Newspaper Ad Misinterprets Church Politicking Ban, Says Americans United

Wisconsin Church, Becket Fund Give Misleading Advice On Pulpit Endorsement Of Candidates, Says Church-State Watchdog Group

A full-page advertisement in The Wall Street Journal today offers grossly inaccurate information about church-based partisan politicking, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

A Wisconsin church and a Religious Right legal group claim in the ad that the Internal Revenue Service is misinterpreting federal tax law to censor sermons about political figures and political issues. The Becket Fund placed the ad on behalf of Pastor Kenneth D. Taylor of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Algoma, Wisc. Read more

Americans United Asks Irs To Investigate Nevada Church That Endorsed Obama

Las Vegas Pastor's Pulpit Endorsement Of Presidential Candidate Appears To Violate Federal Tax Law, Says Church-State Watchdog Group

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate a Nevada church whose pastor called for the election of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama from the pulpit on Sunday. Read more

Evangelical Christian Film Is Inappropriate For Public School, Americans United Tells Alabama Educators

'Facing The Giants' Movie Is Aimed At Evangelism, Says AU's Lynn

A church-produced evangelical Christian movie is aimed at evangelism and is inappropriate for public schools, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told Alabama educators.

After receiving complaints, Americans United has urged officials at Tuscaloosa City Schools to stop showing the film “Facing the Giants.”

“This movie is not educational; it’s evangelistic,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “Parents and taxpayers expect our public schools to teach, not preach.” Read more

Ads In Presidential Campaign Call For Protection Of Religious Freedom

On Eve Of New Hampshire And South Carolina Primaries, New Ads Press Presidential Candidates On Role Of Religion and Government

For the first time in a presidential election and on the eve of the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries a new series of television and newspaper ads is being launched to urge presidential candidates to protect religious freedom. Read more

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