The Separation of Church and State

Five reasons to donate to Americans United on Giving Tuesday

  Rob Boston

It’s Giving Tuesday! We count on this day of global giving to power our critical work to protect church-state separation; I hope you’ll consider a donation to Americans United. This year, thanks to some generous supporters, we have an exciting match opportunity. Your tax-deductible donation through midnight tonight will go twice as far!

If you visit this site regularly or read AU’s Church & State magazine, you know about the great work we do. But just in case you need more persuasion, here are five reasons to support the work of Americans United:

Americans United is THE expert when it comes to separation of church and state

Defending religious freedom by upholding church-state separation is all we do – and we do it well. Our professional staff of attorneys, public policy experts, communicators, field activists and others are unparalleled. Many of our top staff have worked at AU for decades. When it comes to defending the separation of church and state, we’re the acknowledged experts.

Americans United has spent years exposing the machinations of Christian Nationalists

Extreme Christian Nationalist organizations that strive to make all of us live under their theology are a pox on our nation. Americans United knows who they are, how they’re funded and how they want to change our nation. We coined the term “Shadow Network” to describe these organizations, and it’s an appropriate metaphor for the machinations in the courts and the halls of power. AU works to pull these groups out of the shadows and make them accountable in full daylight. That’s why so many news reporters come to us when they want the real story on the Shadow Network – we can provide it!

Americans United does a great job explaining the real story of religious freedom in America

Christian Nationalists peddle lies and misinformation about church-state separation. Americans United sets the record straight. AU Vice President for Strategic Communications Andrew L. Seidel and I have written entire books on the history of church-state separation, and AU’s site contains a wealth of information. In short, when Americans want to know the real story of how separation of church and state protects religious freedom and the right of conscience, they know to come to Americans United.

Americans United is a true grassroots operation

Many of the Shadow Network organizations that seek to tear down the church-state wall are funded by mega-donors and far-right foundations. That’s not AU’s story. We’re funded primarily by donors like you who make modest – but extremely important – contributions.

Americans United is a great steward of your donations

Americans United has top ratings from groups like Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau. We take our relationship with our donors seriously, and we operate with transparency. You can read more about AU’s finances here.

This Giving Tuesday, when your donation will be doubled, is a great time to donate to Americans United. Please consider it.

Thank you for your support!

Congress needs to hear from you!

Urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Do No Harm Act today.

The Do No Harm Act will help ensure that our laws are a shield to protect religious freedom and not used as a sword to harm others by undermining civil rights laws and denying access to health care.

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