Election’s Over — What Can I Do Now?

If you’re reading this, then you likely share our concerns about our country’s recent presidential election. You are not alone. Millions of people in this country and across the world are deeply troubled by the potential havoc President-elect Trump’s promised agenda will visit upon the wall of separation between church and state. Take heart. Americans United for Separation of Church and State has been here for 69 years. We’re still…Keep Reading

What Do We Do Now? A Message From Americans United’s Executive Director Barry Lynn

November 10,2016 What Do We Do Now? A Message From Americans United’s Executive Director Barry Lynn It has taken nearly a full day for the impact of Tuesday’s devastating election results to sink in. Perhaps like me, you are feeling denial and disbelief…disappointment or even despair. Perhaps like me, you’re wondering how this could have happened? Perhaps like me, you are asking, “what do we do now?” The election of…Keep Reading

Free Screenings of “God & Governing” and Discussion

Join us for Movie Time coming to a location near you! You’re invited to a free showing of “God & Governing,” produced by the Texas Tribune, and a discussion afterwards about the intersection of faith and politics at the Texas legislature. The God & Governing project emerged during the 2015 session of the Texas Legislature, as it became evident that discussions of God and faith were underscoring a greater share…Keep Reading

AU Houston’s Annual Meeting with Special Guest Rev Barry Lynn

AU Houston’s Annual Meeting with Special Guest Rev Barry Lynn

Houston Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State Invites Members and Public to Annual Meeting Apr 8, 2016 The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will be featured speaker at the Houston chapter’s annual meeting. He will speak on “Separation Anxiety: What Is the Future of Church/State Separation?” Rev. Lynn has been the executive director of Americans United…Keep Reading

US Supreme Court Should Protect Student and Staff Access To Contraceptives

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Church-State Watchdog Group Says Religiously Affiliated Institutions Are Not Harmed By Birth-Control Mandate Feb 17, 2016 Religiously affiliated institutions may not prevent third parties from providing contraceptive coverage for students and staff who want it, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today on behalf of almost 250 college and university students and staff who could lose access to vital medical care, Americans United…Keep Reading

Texas Judge Does Not Have Religious Freedom Right To Deny Service To Same-Sex Couples, Says Americans United

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Dallas County Official Cannot Impede Marriages Of Any Qualified Couples, Church-State Watchdog Group Says Feb 6, 2016 A Mesquite, Texas, judge who announced that he will not serve same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses is in danger of violating the First and Fourteenth Amendments, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. In a letter sent today, Americans United explained that government employees responsible for performing duties related to marriage are…Keep Reading

Supreme Court Should Protect Access To Contraceptives At Notre Dame

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Americans United Represents Woman Whose Medical Coverage Could Be Blocked By Catholic School Jan 21, 2016 The University of Notre Dame does not have a religious freedom right to bar third parties from providing contraceptive coverage to its students and staff, Americans United for Separation of Church & State told the U.S. Supreme Court. In a brief filed today on behalf of a Notre Dame student who seeks access to…Keep Reading

Supreme Court Should Make It Clear That States Have No Obligation To Fund Religious Schools

Supreme Court Should Make It Clear That States Have No Obligation To Fund Religious Schools

Missouri Taxpayers Should Not Be Compelled To Support Christian Preschool Jan 15, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court should make it clear that Missouri taxpayers can’t be compelled to give aid to a religious institution, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The high court announced today that it will hear an appeal of a case brought by Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sought a state grant…Keep Reading

AU Houston Thanks You! Here’s Why

AU Houston Thanks You!  Here’s Why

This Holiday season, American’s United for Separation of Church and State would like to thanks its members and supporters for helping us brick up the Jeffersonian wall between state and church. The national organization and its many chapters, including your Americans United of Houston, realize that without your membership and support, we would not be able to mix that mortar and hold those bricks together. Here’s a brief reminder to…Keep Reading

THE CRUMBLING WALL: Religion in Today’s Presidential Politics — An evening with John Nichols

THE CRUMBLING WALL:  Religion in Today’s Presidential Politics — An evening with  John Nichols

Join American United of Houston on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Location: Congregation Emanu El || Google Maps link Congregation Emanu El 1500 Sunset Blvd. Houston, TX 77005  RSVP appreciated: americansunited. houstonchapter @gmail.com Co-sponsored by:   Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Love for All, Hatred for None     “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute . . ..” –John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1960, addressing…Keep Reading