Columbia, S.C. - Americans United for Separation of Church and State today called for the resignation of Dr. Henry Jordan, South Carolina school board member, after he once again criticized Muslims and their faith. The incident follows public outrage over his "screw the Buddhists and kill the Muslims" comments describing minority faiths just four months ago.
Washington, D.C. -- In a speech that raises serious legal questions, Christian Coalition Chairman Pat Robertson told a closed-door session of the group's state leaders his plan to control the Republican presidential nomination in 2000.
Speaking at a Sept. 13 breakfast for state leaders at the Coalition's "Road to Victory" Conference in Atlanta, Robertson said he will recommend a candidate in private correspondence and urge Coalition leaders to unite behind the candidate.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina filed suit today in the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the government-sponsored religious display.
Council members voted May 20 to endorse the posting, and said they would use a Ten Commandments plaque donated by a private group.
In a letter to Board Chairman Dr. Douglas Santini, Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged the school board to reconsider this effort when the curriculum comes up for approval on Tuesday, July 15.
Said Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn in his letter to Santini, "U.S. public schools may teach about religion, but may not indoctrinate or favor one religious perspective over others.
In a July 2 letter to IRS officials, Americans United for Separationof Church and State charged that Falwell and clergy allies used the pulpitsof their tax-exempt churches to endorse Sen. Mark Earley. Falwell claimsthe church-based political crusade was the key factor that gave Earleythe GOP attorney general nomination in the June 10 Virginia primary.