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Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Lord Hanuman and the Ten Commandments on State Grounds - What's a State to Do?

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Is that what our Founding Fathers, as influenced as they may have been by the 10Cs, intended when they prophetically drafted the First Amendment as a foundation for our secular democracy? I'm fairly confident most freedom-loving Americans would say no.

'Religious Freedom' Will Not Be A License To Discriminate On Our Watch

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

All religions (and secular philosophies) teach the idea that we should look out for and care for one another. Sadly, the Religious Right and its ilk often do the exact opposite when they work to take away the rights of their fellow citizens.

Satanic Temple Wins Battle To Bring Lucifer Display Inside Florida State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

This year, Satan is slated to join the pantheon of gods and agendas making a stand inside Florida’s State Capitol building. The Satanic Temple su...

Complaint: Arizona Charter School Using Book That Says Slavery Was Beneficial To Blacks

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

A group that advocates for the separation of church and state says an Arizona charter school is using texts that push Christianity and one that includ...

WATCH: Church And State Finally Break Up

Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy

Separation of church and state is a heated issue in this country, but who knew all we needed to break them up was a cheesy 70s ballad? "Glee" star ...

GOP Governor Criticized Over Religious Rally

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is being criticized by a secular group for speaking at, and promoting, a religious rally Saturday in Topeka. American...

Voices United: Music for Separation

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 08.25.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

Passion and music are powerful entities, and together they often have the power to change the world.

Politics Preaching Pastor Targeted By Church State Group

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An eastern Kentucky Baptist pastor troubled by President Barack Obama's views on gay marriage violated federal law when he urged hi...

IRS Complaint Filed Over Catholic Bishop's Obama Hitler Comment

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

PEORIA, Ill. — An Illinois Roman Catholic diocese whose bishop compared President Barack Obama's health care policies to actions taken by Adolf ...

Keep Religion Out Of Public Schools

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Noah Fitzgerel

Simply put, it is imperative that politicians cease to endorse religion in the name of religion. Doing so casts the role of faith, which is an important element in the daily lives of many Americans, in a negative light.

Judge To DougCo: Stop Voucher Program

Posted 10.12.2011 | Denver

After last week's three day hearing, Denver District Judge Michael Martinez decided to grant the preliminary injunction to halt Douglas County School ...

Judge's Ten Commandments Poster Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) An Ohio county court judge who argued that it was his First Amendment right to hang a poster about the...

Obama's Commitment to Christianity Trumps Commitment to Constitution

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Ironically, my deepest disappointments in our president have been because he is exactly who he said he was on the campaign trail: a deeply committed Christian and a bridge builder, not a guardian of rationality and a fighter.

Critics Blast Obama On Faith-Based Hiring Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A day after ordering a host of changes to the White House's faith-based office, President O...

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Strikes Back At Critics

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AMES, IOWA -- Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus fired back Tuesday against critics seeking to oust her and two other justices who were a ...

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Tony Dungy Drops Out Of President's Faith Council | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has fumbled his invitation to serve on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, ac...