AU Asks IRS To Investigate Florida Church Whose Pastor Endorsed Slate Of Candidates

Sun City Christian Center Violated Federal Law, Says Watchdog Organization

The Internal Revenue Service should investigate a Wimauma, Fla., church whose pastor endorsed a slate of Republican candidates during Sunday services, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more

Proposition 8 Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Has No Legitimate Basis, AU Tells Appeals Court

Like Historic Opposition To Interracial Marriage, California Measure Is Based On Intolerance, Psuedo-Science And Religious Dogma, Says AU Brief

California’s ban on civil marriage for same-sex couples is based on intolerance, pseudo-science and religious dogma, not legitimate public policy concerns, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told a federal appeals court. Read more

IRS Should Investigate Minnesota Church For Electioneering, Says AU

Watchdog Group Says Berean Bible Baptist Church Violated Federal Law

A Minnesota church whose pastor endorsed several political candidates during an Oct. 17 sermon should be investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Americans United today filed a formal complaint with the IRS over the action of Berean Bible Baptist Church in Hastings. Church pastor Brad Brandon endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer and several other candidates from the pulpit yesterday. Read more

Appeals Court Should Strike Down the National Day of Prayer

Congress Has No Authority To Tell Americans When And How They Should Pray, Watchdog Group Says

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked a federal appeals court to find the congressionally mandated National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Americans United urged the panel of judges to affirm a lower court decision that held the National Day of Prayer statute unconstitutional. Read more

IRS Should Investigate N.Y. Church That Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate, Says AU

Watchdog Group Calls On Tax Agency To Take Action Against Brooklyn Church That Endorsed Cuomo

A Brooklyn church that endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew M. Cuomo should be investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more

Government Unconstitutionally Forced Idaho Inmate To Participate In Religion

Boise Rescue Mission Did Not Have Constitutional Right To Eject Woman From Religious Program And Send Her Back To Jail, Watchdog Group Says

Government may not force Americans to participate in religious indoctrination and courts must not interpret the Constitution in ways that allow such coercion, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today, Americans United told a federal appeals court that an Idaho inmate was unfairly treated by a local judge and an Idaho homeless shelter that tried to force her to convert to Christianity and participate in Pentecostal worship. Read more

Iowa Church’s Election Campaign Against State Supreme Court Justices Merits IRS Investigation

Church’s Plan To Oust Judges Violates Federal Ban On Electioneering, Says AU's Lynn

 Americans United for Separation of Church and State today urged the Internal Revenue Service to investigate an Iowa church that is organizing a church-based campaign to unseat three justices from the Iowa Supreme Court.

Cornerstone World Outreach, a Sioux City congregation, is sponsoring Project Jeremiah, a church-based campaign to encourage voting against the judges in a retention election on the Nov. 2 ballot. Religious Right activists are seeking the defeat of the judges because they ruled in favor of extending civil-marriage rights to same-sex couples. Read more

IRS Should Investigate Oklahoma Church That Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate, Says AU

Church-State Watchdog Group Calls On Tax Agency To Investigate Fairview Baptist Church For Illegal Electioneering

The Internal Revenue Service should investigate an Edmond, Okla., church whose pastor endorsed a gubernatorial candidate from the pulpit, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Pastor Paul Blair of Fairview Baptist Church endorsed Republican hopeful Mary Fallin from the pulpit during services Sept. 26.

Federal law prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit groups, which includes houses of worship, from intervening in elections by endorsing or opposing candidates for public office. Read more

AU Urges Texas State School Board To Reject Resolution On ‘Pro-Islamic/Anti-Christian’ Bias

Measure Undercuts Democratic Values And Stirs Up Fear And Intolerance, Watchdog Group Charges

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today urged the Texas State Board of Education to reject a resolution that criticizes publishers for allegedly promoting “pro-Islamic/anti-Christian bias” in world history textbooks. Read more

Army Must Cancel Evangelistic Event At Fort Bragg, Says AU

Church-State Watchdog Group Demands Military Officials Drop ‘Rock The Fort’ Event Featuring Franklin Graham Ministry

An evangelistic rally jointly sponsored by U.S. military personnel and evangelical Christian churches and ministries violates the U.S. Constitution and must be cancelled, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read more

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