Americans United for Separation of Church and State commended a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Ohio's state motto, "With God, all things are possible," for violating church-state separation.
In a 2-1 decision in ACLU v. Capitol Square, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the religious motto, which directly quotes the Bible's Book of Matthew (19:26), amounts to state endorsement of Christianity.
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, praised the court for supporting the First Amendment. Read more