U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s attempt to inject sectarian bias into the U.S. military has been shot down, at least for now.
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Some residents of Henderson County, N.C., seem determined to fight unnecessary battles.
According to news reports, the Henderson County Commission held a meeting last night to hear from the community and take a final vote on whether its monthly meetings should continue to open with sectarian invocations.
A few misguided religious leaders in South Dakota have decided they are above the law and are plowing ahead with a plan to endorse a gubernatorial candidate from the pulpit.
We knew things weren’t going to turn out well in Texas once we heard Cynthia Dunbar’s invocation on Friday morning.
Before the Texas State Board of Education voted on the controversial social studies curriculum, Dunbar prayed for what she hoped students would learn in public schools.
The right-wing fundamentalist bloc on the Texas State Board of Education is bound and determined to rewrite American history. As reported here recently, member Don McLeroy has proposed amending Social Studies standards to cast doubt on the legitimacy of separation of church and state.
A big part of our job here at Americans United is to annoy the Religious Right. If the Religious Right’s not happy, then there’s a good chance we are.
And today, one Religious Right group in Arizona is very unhappy.
Idaho’s state slogan is “Great Potatoes, Tasty Destinations.” I’d like to add a third item: “Scrumptious Church-State Decisions.”
In a major defeat for the Religious Right, a federal court in Idaho has ruled that public charter schools have no constitutional right to use the Bible as part of their curriculum.
One of my former colleagues here at Americans United used to slip in a personal grace before lunchtime meals with others on the staff. It was silent prayer and so quick you had to be very, very observant to even notice it.
Texas’ controversial social studies standards face a final vote this week, and it appears that far-right members of the state Board of Education aren’t done trashing them yet.
Earlier this week, we heard reports that someone had stolen the Latin cross that was the subject of the recent Supreme Court decision, Salazar v. Buono.
As you may recall, Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an opinion that likely paves the way for the religious symbol to remain in the Mojave National Preserve. He said that the cross was not merely a religious symbol, but could serve as a memorial for all those who have fought for our country.