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South Carolina Seeks A Right To Use Religion To Discriminate

South Carolina Seeks A Right To Use Religion To Discriminate boston Fri, 06/15/2018 – 16:08 Authored by Dena Sher Image Imagine making the life-changing decision to open your home to a foster child, perhaps giving her the first loving, stable home she’s known. But then imagine the heartbreak you’d feel if you were told by […]

N.Y. Lawsuit Sheds Light On Trump’s Attacks On The Johnson Amendment

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N.Y. Lawsuit Sheds Light On Trump’s Attacks On The Johnson Amendment boston Fri, 06/15/2018 – 13:11 Authored by Rob Boston Image A charitable foundation run by President Donald Trump stands accused of a variety of abuses – including improper intervention in partisan campaign politics. The Washington Post reported yesterday that officials in New York have […]

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling In The Colo. Bakery Case Means That Trump’s Muslim Ban Must Fall

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling In The Colo. Bakery Case Means That Trump’s Muslim Ban Must Fall boston Fri, 06/15/2018 – 09:37 Authored by Eric Rothschild Image The Supreme Court resolved the first of the two major church-state cases that it will decide this term — Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission — by […]

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The Johnson Amendment Is Under Attack Again. You Can Help AU Defend It.

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The Johnson Amendment Is Under Attack Again. You Can Help AU Defend It. Hassanein Thu, 06/14/2018 – 14:30 Authored by Elise Helgesen Aguilar Image Once again, efforts are under way in the U.S. House of Representatives to undermine the Johnson Amendment, which is the provision in the tax code that ensures that all tax-exempt organizations, […]

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AU’s Summer 2018 Interns Are Here And Ready To Fight For Your Rights

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AU’s Summer 2018 Interns Are Here And Ready To Fight For Your Rights midyette Thu, 06/14/2018 – 09:55 Authored by Emily Midyette Image Americans United is excited to welcome our team of 2018 summer interns! These passionate students hail from across the U.S. and are eager to contribute to upholding the constitutional principle of church-state […]

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Tomorrow Marks An Important Anniversary For Freedom Of Conscience

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Tomorrow Marks An Important Anniversary For Freedom Of Conscience boston Wed, 06/13/2018 – 09:54 Authored by Rob Boston Image More than 300 years ago, colonial-era religious freedom pioneer and clergyman Roger Williams trenchantly observed, “Forced worship stinks in God’s nostrils.” I’d say the same thing about forced patriotism. And if you don’t believe in God, […]

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Another Fight To Protect The Johnson Amendment Is Happening In The U.S. House This Week

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Another Fight To Protect The Johnson Amendment Is Happening In The U.S. House This Week Hassanein Tue, 06/12/2018 – 10:36 Authored by Rokia Hassanein Image Tomorrow, the House Appropriations Committee will be debating the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill, which includes a section with language aimed to weaken the Johnson Amendment, a […]

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And You May Ask Yourself, ‘Well, How Did I Get Here?’

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And You May Ask Yourself, ‘Well, How Did I Get Here?’ boston Tue, 06/12/2018 – 09:33 Authored by Rachel Laser Image Editor’s note: This blog post by AU President and CEO Rachel Laser originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of Church & State. We were searching for a way (in addition to offering doughnuts) […]

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Americans United Was Proud To Bring The Message Of Church-State Separation To Capital Pride

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Americans United Was Proud To Bring The Message Of Church-State Separation To Capital Pride boston Mon, 06/11/2018 – 09:47 Authored by Rob Boston Image June is Pride month, and over the weekend Washington, D.C.’s annual Capital Pride festival took place. Americans United was well represented. Things got started on Saturday afternoon with a parade through […]

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The Ripple Effect Of The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

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The Ripple Effect Of The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision LHayes Fri, 06/08/2018 – 11:38 Authored by Liz Hayes Image Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop on Monday, AU attorney Kelly Percival wrote, “Today’s decision is far from the last word on the subject.” Kelly nailed it on the […]

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