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Remembering James Dunn: Baptist Champion Of Religious Freedom

When I began working for Americans United in 1987, one thing confused me: Why were there so many Southern Baptists hanging around?

Southern Baptists were the enemy – or so I thought. After all, they were extremely conservative and always advocating things like school prayer amendments and anti-LGBT legislation. Read more

Shifting The Blame: The Religious Right’s Wrong Response To The Colorado Massacre

The nation is still trying to come to grips with the recent mass shooting of movie-goers in Aurora, Colo., where a deranged gunman killed 12 people and wounded 58.

The carnage is unfathomable. At a time like this, our often-divided nation yearns for a sense of unity. In light of that effort, certain comments just aren’t helpful. Read more