Proposed Bike Lane Would Not Violate D.C. Church's Religious Freedom, Americans United Says

Washington Church's First Amendment Rights Are Not Impeded By Road Designation, Says Church-State Watchdog

A proposed bike lane in downtown Washington, D.C., would not violate a local church's free exercise of religion, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
 
In a letter sent today to the District Department of Transportation, Americans United refutes claims by the United House of Prayer that installing a bike lane on 6th Street, N.W., the street on which the church is located, would violate the U.S.

Mich. County Must Stop Imposing Christian Prayers At Meetings, Americans United Says

Federal Court Should Rule Prayer Practice Unconstitutional, Church-State Watchdog Asserts In Legal Brief

The Jackson County, Mich., Board of Commissioners has violated the First Amendment by composing and delivering Christian prayers at its public meetings and pressuring citizens to participate in those prayers, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
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Kim Davis Should Go Back To Jail If She Interferes With Deputy Clerks’ Ability To Issue Marriage Licenses, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Recalcitrant Clerk Must Be Closely Monitored

Controversial Rowan County, Ky., clerk Kim Davis should be sent back to jail if she interferes with her office’s ability to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
“Reports have surfaced that Kim Davis intends to violate the court order by again denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples,” said Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “If Davis does that, she deserves to go back behind bars.”
 
U.S. District Judge David L.

Cities Hosting Pope Francis Must Take Pains To Protect Church-State Separation, Says Americans United

Cities Hosting Pope Francis Must Take Pains To Protect Church-State Separation, Says Americans United

Officials in Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. should take care to respect separation of church and state during the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
 
In a letter sent today to officials in the three cities as well as federal agencies, Americans United noted that during previous papal visits, government officials have attempted to divert tax money for religious purposes.

Ariz. Public Charter School Must Stop Promoting Religion In Government Classes, Americans United Says

Heritage Academy In Mesa Teaches Religion Instead of Civics, Says Church-State Watchdog

An Arizona public charter school violated the First Amendment when it assigned a textbook that promotes religion to students in government classes, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
 
In a letter sent today to officials at Heritage Academy in Mesa, Americans United explains that a text used in the school’s mandatory senior government/U.S.

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