Texas Supreme Court Hears Cheerleaders Case

Americans United, the ACLU and the ACLU of Texas have urged the Texas Supreme Court to rule against a group of public school cheerleaders seeking the right to display Bible verses at football games. The groups filed a friend-of-the-court brief in July, ar ... Read »

Court Says Del. May Enforce Election Law

Groups that conduct political advertising in Delaware can be required to reveal their donors, a federal court has ruled. Reuters reported that the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that had blocked the law. It’s the latest tw ... Read »

Atheists Excluded

Americans United And Allies Sue To Bring Real Inclusion To A Florida County’s Invocation Policy

As far as the Brevard County Board of Commissioners is concerned, non-theists are more than welcome to address their local officials during meetings – as long as they know their place. “If other groups want to talk, we’re all for freedom of speech, but we ... Read »

Mad Men

If The Religious Right Has Its Way, The Supreme Court's Historic Ruling On Marriage Won't Be The Last Word

Marriage equality is now the law of the land in the United States – a fact that is not sitting well with the Religious Right. “From a moral standpoint, 6/26 is now our 9/11,” tweeted Bryan Fischer, a host for the American Family Association’s Family Talk ... Read »

Protecting Thy Neighbor

New Americans United Project Aims To Reclaim Religious Liberty From Zealots Of The Religious Right

Call it a new front in the “culture wars.” The U.S. Supreme Court made it unequivocally clear on June 26 in Obergefell v. Hodges, that same-sex couples have the right to marry. But as predicted, the Religious Right has been reluctant to admit defeat. In t ... Read »

Special Book Excerpt: A Little List

Ten Reasons Not To Trust The Religious Right

Editor’s Note: Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn has just published a new book titled God And Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience (Prometheus Books). The book recounts many of the ch ... Read »

Americans United in Action

Staff Members and Activists Support Church-State Separation Nationwide

Members of the Americans United staff and chapter activists had a busy summer promoting separation of church and state in many different venues. Here’s a round-up of recent activities: Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, appeared on RT ... Read »