Alabama Probate Judges Must Immediately Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

Alabama Supreme Court Order Does Not Allow Judges To Refuse Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples, Civil Liberties Groups Say

Alabama Supreme Court Order Does Not Allow Judges To Refuse Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples, Civil Liberties Groups Say Alabama’s probate judges are under an immediate obligation to issue marriage licenses to qualified same-sex couples, say the four ... Read »

Orange County chapter presents Dr. Sidney Golub

July 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm   The Orange County chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State presents Dr. Sidney Golub who will provide an update on stem cell policy. The meeting is on July 18 th and starts at 1:45 pm with the doors opening ... Read »

Founded On Faith?

As Denominational Ties In The United States Fray, The Religious Right Clings To The Idea That The United States Is An Officially ‘Christian Nation’

It was June 28, 1787, and the delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia had reached an impasse. At a critical moment in which it seemed the convention was nearing dissolution, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin made an impassioned plea for all ... Read »

Operation Exclusion?

A Misguided Belief In ‘Christian Nation’ Theology Spurs N.C. County Officials To Exclude Minorities From Public Prayers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year in Town of Greece v. Galloway that communities may open their official meetings with prayer – as long as they strive to be inclusive. It seems that Lincoln County, N.C., Commissioner Carroll Mitchem didn’t get that m ... Read »

The Invention Of A Christian America

Scholar Steven K. Green Explores The Origins Of The ‘Christian Nation’ Myth

Editor’s Note: Steven K. Green is the Fred H. Paulus Professor of Law and director of the Center for Religion, Law & Democracy at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. Green, who served as legal director of Americans United from 1992— ... Read »

AU In Action

Staff Members And Chapter Activists Spread The Word About Church-State Separation

Americans United staff, board of trustee members and chapter activists have been busy promoting separation of church and state in several venues. Here is a roundup of recent activities: Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn undertook a speakin ... Read »

One Nation Under God:

Was The Rise Of The Religious Right A Reaction To The New Deal?

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin M. Kruse. Basic Books 352 pp. For advocates of the separation of church and state, it’s a truth universally acknowledged that the concept of “Judeo-Christian America” is a myt ... Read »