Abortion bans are a result of the crumbling of church-state separation

By Rachel Laser May 27, 2019 Chicago Tribune The terrifying rash of state abortion bans spreading throughout the United States has captured the nation’s attention, but in order to stop this trend, those who are fighting back must also focus on its deeper cause: the ever-crumbling wall of separation between church and state. The First Amendment prohibits the government from imposing one set of religious beliefs, or religion at all,…Keep Reading

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Brett Kavanaugh’s Record on Church-State Separation is Really, Really Bad!

by Rob Boston Americans United is organizing a Day of Action today to block the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the past few weeks, we’ve posted a series of blog items about Kavanaugh and how he might affect issues from public education to LGBTQ rights. Today, we’re introducing a new video that explains what a dangerous place Brett Kavanaugh’s America could be if he and…Keep Reading

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Build the Wall Between Church and State

  Many people think of separation of church and state in terms of how individuals are affected — how they worship, who they can marry, whether they can get health care, what their children are taught in school, whether they will be served at a business, receive government benefits or be banned from this country if they have different religious beliefs or offend the business’ or government official’s religious sensibilities. …Keep Reading

Introducing Rachel Laser, New Executive Director

My name is Rachel Laser, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State! I’m a lawyer, an advocate and a strategist who has dedicated the last two decades of my life to fighting to make the country inclusive for all Americans. As a religious minority myself—I was raised as a Reform Jew—I know personally how much it…Keep Reading

The Johnson Amendment Has Survived – Thanks To You!

After a months-long fight, we have good news: The final tax bill that the House and Senate will vote on next week will NOT contain language to repeal the Johnson Amendment. A big thank you to all of you who emailed and called your members of Congress and educated your friends and family about this issue. You are the ones who won this fight. The Johnson Amendment is a provision…Keep Reading