Stop Congress from Undermining the Johnson Amendment!

ACTION NEEDED ! The House of Representatives is currently debating its tax reform package, which includes language that severely weakens the Johnson Amendment — a provision of the tax code that protects the integrity of tax-exempt organizations, including houses of worship, by ensuring they do not endorse or oppose candidates. We need you to contact your Representative to urge them to strip this dangerous language from the tax reform package…Keep Reading

Temporary Restraining Order Placed On Muslim Ban 3.0

Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0 — which singles people out for exclusion based on their religious beliefs — was just blocked by a federal court in Hawaii, but the fight is far from over. Like the first two versions, Muslim Ban 3.0 is a thinly veiled attempt to mask Trump’s true intent — fulfilling his campaign promise to ban Muslims from the United States. It is designed to exclude people from…Keep Reading

Honoring Barry Lynn’s 25 Years of Leadership of Americans United

  Our Houston Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is lucky to host AU Executive Director Barry W. Lynn on October 16, 2017 as he prepares to retire.  We’ll honor him for his 25 years of extraordinary leadership of AU and celebrate AU’s 70th anniversary   Lynn has overseen key legal and legislative victories for Americans United, including launching a national project to defend the Johnson…Keep Reading

MESSAGE FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY

    On behalf of my AU colleagues, I want you to know that our thoughts are with you and everyone in the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana who is dealing with the terrible impact of Hurricane Harvey. We are all deeply saddened by the devastation wrought by this horrific storm. We know that the road to recovery won’t be easy, but we’re confident that the indomitable spirit of…Keep Reading

We Fought Trump’s Muslim Ban – And Won!

We Fought Trump’s Muslim Ban – And Won!

Here’s some much-needed good news: A federal appeals court has just agreed with Americans United that President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants violates fundamental constitutional protections. The ban remains on hold while litigation continues! Officials in Washington State and Minnesota challenged Trump’s executive order that imposed the ban. Although AU did not initiate this litigation, we did file legal briefs in the case, explaining that the Trump ban clearly…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

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