American Workers’ Access To Birth Control Must Not Be Subject To Employers’ Religion, Says Americans United

American workers’ access to birth control should not be subject to their employers’ religious beliefs, Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told a federal appeals court. In a friend-of-the-court brief, Americans United urged the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate, which requires most businesses to provide workers with a health insurance that includes no-cost birth control. Several businesses, represented by…Keep Reading

Rice University sophomore takes on creationism laws

January 25, 2013 Houston Chronicle by By Erin Mulvaney Rice University sophomore Zack Kopplin says he has been called the Antichrist, a godless liberal and, bizarrely, the cause of Hurricane Katrina. Kopplin, 19, has gained notoriety for championing the fight against his home state of Louisiana’s 2008 law that made it easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into classrooms. “It’s incredible that a young man is prepared to stand up for…Keep Reading

Americans United 2012 Accomplishments

Here’s a quick look at what Americans United  has accomplished in 2012: AU worked to prevent taxpayer funding of religious schools and other ministries: • In Florida, for example, the Religious Right and the Roman Catholic leadership pushed a ballot measure that would require taxpayers to fund religion and open the door to private school vouchers. AU and our allies worked to educate voters about this wrongheaded effort to strip…Keep Reading

Election Outcome Is Bitter Defeat For Catholic Bishops And Religious Right Groups

Sectarian Lobbies Largely Failed At The Polls, But Culture War Is Still Likely To Escalate, Says AU’s Lynn Nov 7, 2012 Efforts by the Catholic bishops and Religious Right groups to control the outcome of the 2012 elections largely failed, but the culture war over marriage, birth control and individual freedom may heat up anyway, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The Catholic hierarchy and Religious Right…Keep Reading

Herb Silverman Spoke in Houston on June 16th

HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON AND AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT: DR HERB SILVERMAN PRESIDENT & FOUNDER SECULAR COALITION OF AMERICA SATURDAY JUNE 16th 2012 2:00 PM AT BAYLANDCOMMUNITY CENTER 6400 Bissonnet St(between Beechnut and Hillcroft) HoustonTX77074 Reception with complimentary refreshments to follow. Dr. Silverman ran for Governor of South Carolina in the 1990s to challenge a state law that required religious belief to hold public…Keep Reading

Read the Latest Article from Houston AU Member Rev. Don Wilkey, Jr.

Local Houston Chapter Member Reverend Don Wilkey Jr  writes periodic articles of interest to AU members.  Click on this link to see the latest of these.