Executive Director

Employment Type:  Staff Position For nearly 70 years, Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Americans United) has been the only national organization solely dedicated to maintaining the wall of separation between religion and the government ... Read »

Massachusetts Chapter presents The Rev. Barry W. Lynn

June 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm Americans United- Past, Present and Future Featuring Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director and Erin Hagen, Field Associate for Youth Outreach Monday, June 12, 2017 6:30 PM The Community Church of Boston 565 Boylston Street Boston, MA ... Read »

Rochester Chapter hosting guest speaker Garrett Epps

June 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm On June 13, AU Rochester is bringing Garrett Epps to town to give a talk about how the "free exercise" of religion, guaranteed in the Constitution, has become a freedom to discriminate.  Epps is a legal scholar, nonficti ... Read »

Texas Legislators Again Reject Vouchers

Dena Sher Wall of Separation Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R), who controls the state Senate, set out a troubling agenda for the Texas legislature this year, including a statewide private school voucher program. As the legislature winds down, pushing harmfu ... Read »

Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Muslim Ban 2.0

Kelly Percival Wall of Separation Today, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction that prevents President Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 from going into effect. The court did not mince words in its condemnation of the ban as an affron ... Read »

Betsy DeVos Continues Her Push For Private School Vouchers

Rokia Hassanein Wall of Separation Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified before a congressional committee to defend the Donald J. Trump administration’s education budget. Not surprisingly, when it came to the administration’s plans ... Read »