Officials in Florida may not ban the Satanic Temple’s holiday display at the State Capitol in Tallahassee simply because they find it offensive, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
In a letter to the Florida Department of Management Services sent today, Americans United warns officials that they must not repeat a decision from 2013 that excluded the Satanic Temple from the rotunda of the State Capitol.
Houses of worship should obey federal tax law and stay out of partisan politics during election season, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
Americans United has sent more than 84,000 letters to clergy across the country to remind them that federal law prohibits tax-exempt entities, such as houses of worship, from endorsing candidates for public office.
A journalist who exposed the Religious Right’s efforts to infiltrate America’s public schools and a Mississippi student who bravely challenged unlawful religious activity at her public high school will be recognized by Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Nov. 10.
Katherine Stewart, author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children, will receive Americans United’s Person of the Year Award.
Bedford County, Pa., must not prosecute a teenager for “desecration of a venerated object” even though he simulated a sex act with a statue of Jesus, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State and its allies have asked a federal appeals court to strike down Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage.
In a brief filed today in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Americans United, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and more than 20 other religious and public policy groups say Texas’ marriage restriction is an unconstitutional act that limits, rather than preserves, religious freedom.
The United States Air Force cannot prohibit an atheist from reenlisting simply because he refused to say the part of the enlistment oath that includes the words “so help me God,” Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union criticized today’s decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court dismissing a challenge to a tuition tax-credit program on technical grounds.
The state high court dismissed the case, holding that the plaintiffs lack “standing” – the right to sue –despite the fact that the Attorney General’s Office had agreed that one of the plaintiffs had standing to challenge the tax-credit program.