Naples Chapter presents Rev. Tony Fisher

April 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm The Naples Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, The Collier Chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union and The Social Justice Committee of the Naples Unitarian Universalist Congregation present R ... Read »

Rochester Chapter presents guest speaker Jay D. Wexler

May 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm Rochester Chapter Spring Speaker Jay D. Wexler This Land is Our Land Too How non-Christians, including atheists and other freethinkers, are insisting on their right to participate in public life Jay Wexler has taught church/state la ... Read »

The Curious Case Of Kiryas Joel

A Q&A With Louis Grumet

Editor’s Note: Louis Grumet is former executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. In 1994, Grumet served as plaintiff in an important church-state case called Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet that ... Read »

Tenn. Considers A Bad Idea For The Good Book

Tennessee has an official state bird (mockingbird), a state reptile (Eastern box turtle) and a state rifle (Barrett M82/M107). Now some people in government are pressing for Tennessee to have an official state book as well – the Bible. This is not a good ... Read »

New Regulations Issued For ‘Faith-Based’ Groups

“Faith-based” groups that provide public services with taxpayer money must not discriminate against beneficiaries based on the latter’s religious beliefs, the Obama administration announced in March. The new regulations cover nine federal agencies. They c ... Read »

Okla. Seeks To Alter Church-State Provisions

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has taken a step toward removing the state constitution’s clause prohib­iting aid to churches, denominations and religious schools. In March, legislators passed a resolution to place the so-called “no-aid” clause on t ... Read »

Miss. Adopts Sweeping Discrimination Measure

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed a broadly worded bill into law in April that allows government employees, corporations, individuals, healthcare providers and non-profit organizations to use religion as a justification to discriminate against same- ... Read »

New Birth Control Case Argued Before U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court in March heard oral arguments in a case that will determine whether religiously affiliated non-profits have the right to deny women employees access to birth control on the basis of the groups’ theological beliefs. The March 23 argu ... Read »

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