Sooner State Showdown

Oklahoma Voters Set To Decide Fate Of State Constitution's Religious Freedom Clause

Oklahoma voters will make crucial decisions about their political future this November, and only one concerns the White House. They’ll also have the opportunity to remove a clause from the state constitution that defends the separation of church and state ... Read »

Unholy Alliance?

Once Wary, Religious Right Groups Now Race To Embrace Donald Trump

At the 2015 Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, D.C., Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump struggled at times to win over the crowd of about 2,700 far-right fundamentalist Christians. When the twice-divorced real estate developer and reality ... Read »

Of Walls And Intolerance

Why God And Government Make For A Dangerous Mix

By McKenzie Hartman Editor’s Note: Americans United recently sponsored an essay contest for high school and college students. More than 150 entries from students in 43 states were received. We are pleased to reprint the winning essay in this issue of Chur ... Read »

AU In Action

Staff Members Work To Support Church-State Separation

Americans United staff members remain busy boosting separation of church and state in a variety of ways. Here’s some news about recent activities: Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, delivered a secular invocation before a meeting of th ... Read »

Awkward Dance 

Evangelicals And The Appeal Of Donald Trump  (Web Exclusive)

By Katherine Stewart   When the music starts there are only two left on the dance floor, you know they’re going to have to tango. Even if they squirm at the very sight of the other. That, more or less, was the scene as Donald Trump and the Religious Right ... Read »