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Americans United Opposes Texas Religious Discrimination Bill

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

Pictures from the Annual Meeting 2018

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

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

Southeast Texas school district files appeal on court ruling on cheerleaders’ Bible-verse banners

The Associated Press Published: 28 May 2013 07:13 PM Updated: 28 May 2013 07:13 PM BEAUMONT — A Southeast Texas school district is appealing a court ruling that allowed high school cheerleaders to display at football games banners emblazoned with Bible verses. The Kountze district filed the appeal Tuesday. The district says it wants the 9th Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont to clarify whether the Kountze High School cheerleaders…Keep Reading

Supreme Court Should Rule Against Sectarian Prayers Before Town Board Meetings, Says Americans United

 The U.S. Supreme Court today announced that it will hear a lawsuit challenging Christian invocations before town board meetings in Greece, N.Y.  Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the organization that is sponsoring the lawsuit, urged the high court to affirm government neutrality on religion.  “A town council meeting isn’t a church service, and it shouldn’t seem like one,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of…Keep Reading

JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF FOOTBALL BANNERS

May 8, 2013A misguided decision by a state judge in Texas, permitting public school cheerleaders to exhibit Christian bible verses and messages during high school football games, makes Christianity the official school religion in Kountze, Texas.So contends the Freedom From Religion Foundation, whose letter in September 2012 challenging the religious banners set off the legal controversy in the Kountze Independent School District After receiving FFRF’s letter, the district superintendent properly…Keep Reading

HAU Annual Meeting is April 30th

The annual meeting will be held at The Black Labrador Restaurant 4100 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006 at 6:30 PM on 4/30/13 (http://www.blacklabradorpub.com/lab_about_us.html). Our guest speaker will be Lawrence Allen, member of the Texas State Board of Education. A reception will begin at 6:30 PM. Starting at 7:00 PM, dinner service and a brief business meeting will take place. Mr Allen will begin speaking at approximately 8:00 PM. Guests will…Keep Reading