It’s the first day of December, which normally means it would be time to gin things up on the “War on Christmas,” but, to be perfectly honest, I’m having some trouble mustering much enthusiasm this year.
I’m not the only one. The Religious Right seems to be losing interest as well.
A new survey from the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland confirms what previous polls have shown: The majority of Republicans, Democrats and independents agree that we should keep the Johnson Amendment, a provision in current law that prohibits tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates, as is.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – an important case that will have significant implications on nondiscrimination laws that protect everyone, regardless of religious beliefs, sexual orientation and more – on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Today is #GivingTuesday, an international day of philanthropy that kicks off the charitable season. Thanks to generous gifts from our supporters on #GivingTuesday and throughout the year, Americans United has been able to continue to fight against attacks on religious freedom.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just asked the public whether it should give new religious exemptions to faith-based organizations that accept grants and contracts to provide services to the public.
Today marks the end of an era here at Americans United: The Rev. Barry W. Lynn is officially retiring after 25 years of leadership. This is his last day.
Even though it’s been a challenging year of deflecting the Trump-Pence administration’s attacks on church-state separation, we at Americans United have much to be grateful for as we reflect on 2017 and look ahead to the months to come.
Editor's Note: This post originally ran on Thanksgiving Day 2007. It was written by Joe Conn, Americans United's former director of communications. Joe, who retired in July of 2013 after a remarkable 33 years of service to AU, makes the case for being thankful for the church-state wall. Happy Thanksgiving!
By Joe Conn
When you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner today, do you plan to say grace?