Apr 10, 2021“The ultra-conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court continues to redefine the constitutional promise of religious freedom for all as religious privilege for a select few. By once again undermining science-based public health orders meant to limit the spread of a deadly virus, the court is prioritizing the religious practices of a few over the health and safety of entire communities," said AU CEO Rachel Laser.
Mar 18, 2021“Public schools must provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, regardless of their religious beliefs. That includes ensuring that student athletes don’t feel compelled to pray or participate in religious activities to secure their place on a team," said Richard B. Katskee, AU Vice President and Legal Director.
Mar 15, 2021“North Carolina has become an important battleground for church-state separation,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “At a time when public schools are facing unprecedented challenges to serve students in the midst of a pandemic, it is unjust and unfair to divert much-needed funding to private schools.”
Feb 26, 2021“It is alarming that this Supreme Court continues to ignore scientists and public health experts – not to mention our Constitution – in order to grant religious privilege to a select few at the expense of the health and safety of everyone else. Religious freedom is meant to be a shield that protects all of us, not a sword used to harm others," said Americans United CEO Rachel Laser.
Feb 25, 2021“The Do No Harm Act will protect and restore our country’s founding principle of religious freedom – that everyone should be free to practice their religion or no religion at all, as long as they do not harm others," said Rachel Laser, President and CEO of Americans United.