Americans United Urges IRS To Step Up Investigations Of Church-Based Partisan Politicking

Church-State Watchdog Says Tax Agency Must Enforce Rules Intended To Prevent Houses Of Worship From Intervening In Elections

It’s time for the IRS to crack down on illegal partisan politicking by churches, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. 

In a letter sent today to IRS Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel, Americans United noted that the IRS recently announced proposed tightened rules governing 501(c)(4) organizations. While this is a complex area of tax law, the question of church-based electioneering requires a much simpler fix. Read more

Ohio Supreme Court Is Right To Uphold Firing Of Public School Teacher Who Promoted Creationism, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Science Instructor Has No Right To Proselytize In Public School Classrooms

The Ohio Supreme Court correctly ruled that a school district was right to fire a teacher for insubordination after he refused to stop teaching creationism and remove certain religious symbols from his classroom, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more

Americans United Executive Director Wins Prestigious Social Activist Award

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Leader Of Church-State Watchdog Group Since 1992, To Receive Puffin/Nation Prize For Creative Citizenship

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will receive the annual Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship at a ceremony next month. Read more

Americans United Warns Washington County Council Not To Give Tax Aid To Christian Fundamentalist Group

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Pierce County Budget Proposal To Give $7,000 To Child Evangelism Fellowship Is Clear Constitutional Violation

An item in a Washington county council’s proposed budget that would give taxpayer funding to a fundamentalist Christian organization that works to convert young children must not be approved, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more

Colorado Governors’ Prayer Proclamations Violate State Constitution, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Tells State Supreme Court To Uphold Appeals Court Ruling

Several Colorado governors violated the state constitution by declaring a Colorado Day of Prayer, Americans United for Separation of Church and State told the Colorado Supreme Court in a friend-of-the-court brief.

The brief was filed Friday afternoon in support of the plaintiffs in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Hickenlooper. Read more

D.C. Federal Appeals Court Ruling On Contraceptives Is Misguided, Says Americans United

Church-State Watchdog Group Criticizes Ruling That Allows Owners Of Secular Corporations To Curb Employee Access To Birth Control

A federal appeals court ruling today that allows owners of secular for-profit corporations to refuse to provide certain forms of birth control to their employees is a dangerous distortion of the concept of religious freedom, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more

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