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Point Pleasant Unpleasantness: N.J. Town Council Should Give Up Sectarian Prayers

I was at a holiday dinner party in Philadelphia over the weekend, and the Austrian history professor sitting next to me asked what I did for a living. I explained my work with Americans United for Separation of Church and State and waited for his response.

He smiled wryly and said his fellow Europeans had solved the church-state problem long ago. Read more

Praying For The Stimulus Package?: White House Needs To Drop Invocations At Rallies

Earlier this week, Dan Gilgoff at U.S. News and World Report reported that President Barack Obama has started a new tradition at some of his presidential events.

On some occasions, at least, it seems Obama's opening act will be a prayer vetted by the White House. Read more