Sep 26, 2020“Americans United opposes the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett because her record demonstrates hostility toward church-state separation – the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom for all," said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser. "In America, we are all free to believe or not as we choose, as long as we don’t harm others. “Barrett does not respect this ‘do no harm’ principle."
Sep 18, 2020“As the only organization solely dedicated to protecting the Constitutional principle of separation of church and state, we at Americans United esteem and honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong dedication to real religious freedom, and her influence on many key Supreme Court decisions on this issue in her long service to the court and the American people.”
Aug 28, 2020“The Orange County Board of Education’s first priority should be educating children – not promoting board members’ religious beliefs,” said Alex J. Luchenitser, AU's associate vice president & associate legal director. “Incorporating prayers or any other religious content into a public school board meeting is a clear violation of religious freedom."
Aug 20, 2020“When it comes to balancing the welfare of children in need of loving homes with the interests of government contractors paid to work with the foster parents who will provide those homes, there is no contest,” said Americans United Legal Director Richard B. Katskee. “The Supreme Court should affirm that the Constitution’s promise of religious freedom does not confer a right to harm others."
Aug 10, 2020“Aimee Maddonna and her family wanted to help some of the nearly 5,000 children in foster care in South Carolina. Due to government-funded religious discrimination, she was denied that opportunity. So she’s helping children who have been denied the chance to find loving homes another way – by challenging these unconstitutional state and federal policies that allow taxpayer-funded foster care agencies who are acting on behalf of the state to reject qualified parents because of their religion," said AU Senior Litigation Counsel Kenneth Upton