Jul 11, 1997
In a letter to Board Chairman Dr. Douglas Santini, Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged the school board to reconsider this effort when the curriculum comes up for approval on Tuesday, July 15.
Said Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn in his letter to Santini, "U.S. public schools may teach about religion, but may not indoctrinate or favor one religious perspective over others.
Jul 01, 1997
In a July 2 letter to IRS officials, Americans United for Separationof Church and State charged that Falwell and clergy allies used the pulpitsof their tax-exempt churches to endorse Sen. Mark Earley. Falwell claimsthe church-based political crusade was the key factor that gave Earleythe GOP attorney general nomination in the June 10 Virginia primary.
"If Falwell and his clergy allies want to play hardball politicsin Virginia," said Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn,in a press statement, "they ought to form a political action committee.Otherwise, they are jeopardizing their own churches' tax-exempt statusand the status of other churches whose pastors may follow their bad advice."