Tag Archives: Americans United

Headline Of The Day

Via press release: A New York farm that hosts wedding ceremonies for profit does not have a “religious freedom” right to discriminate against same-sex couples, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday with the New York Supreme Court’s appellate division, Americans United argues that the First Amendment does not permit the owners ...

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ALABAMA: AG Files Motion Opposing Class Action Status Of New Marriage Suit

“The number and rate of developments has been dizzying as officials came to different conclusions about their legal obligations and as parties tried to intervene in the initial cases and bring other officials under the Court’s injunction. The Court should not further undermine the relationship between the state and federal courts by granting Plaintiffs leave to drastically change the nature ...

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ALABAMA: Civil Rights Groups File Class Action Demand For Marriage Equality

Via press release: A group of leading national civil rights organizations today filed a motion requesting a federal district court to expand a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage and to order all county probate judges in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The joint motion was filed by the Americans United for Separation of Church ...

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KENTUCKY: Town To Offer $62M In Bonds For Noah’s Ark Theme Park

Bloomberg takes a dim view of the plan: Given the default history of unrated municipal debt, investors may have to pray for the success of bonds being sold to build a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark. The northern Kentucky city of Williamstown plans to offer $62 million of securities next month for affiliates of Answers in Genesis, a Christian nonprofit ...

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SCOTUS To Hear Public Prayer Case

In 2008, Americans United for Separation of Church and State first sued the town of Greece, New York on behalf of two residents who claimed that allowing public prayer at city meetings was a violation of the Establishment Clause. Last year the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the town. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear an appeal brought ...

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Macklemore Joins Americans United

LGBT ally and rapper Macklemore, whose singles have topped the Hot 100 for months, is speaking out on behalf of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. RELATED: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Can’t Hold Us is #1 for the fourth consecutive week on Billboard’s latest pop singles chart. Their previous single, Thrift Shop, held the top spot for six ...

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The Musical Break-Up Of Church And State

From Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, starring Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele.

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Millions In Public Money For Ark Project

Americans United for Separation of Church and State are protesting the plan to provide $11M in Kentucky state road improvements to support the Christian theme park where the centerpiece attraction is an alleged replica of Noah’s Ark. “The Highway-36 appropriation is intended to promote and support a religious, evangelical enterprise, violating the separation of church and state and the Kentucky ...

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Tony Perkins On Rick Perry’s Prayer Rally

Barry Lynn of the Americans for Separation of Church & State takes on FRC’s Tony Perkins. The rally takes place today in Houston. Halfway through the clip, Matthews runs a montage of the outrageous comments made by the event’s sponsors.

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Quote Of The Day – Pastor Cary Gordon

“We’re tired of the hypocrisy of these people because they desire to ensconce, and frankly they’re doing it, secular humanism as the new state religion of the United States of America in violation of the original intent of the First Amendment. I have never, nor will I ever, get a message from the Holy Spirit and then go check with ...

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Americans United Demands Military End Its Proselytizing Christian Concerts

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is calling on the U.S. military to stop holding Christian music concerts on its bases. Their complaint is spawned by an upcoming Christian rock concert planned for Fort Bragg. The “Rock the Fort” event at Fort Bragg this weekend targets both military personnel and adults and children in the surrounding community for ...

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Anti-Gay Florida Church Targeted For Tax-Exempt Status Violations

Americans United for Separation of Church and State have called on the IRS to investigate Gainesville, Florida’s Dove World Outreach Center for violating their tax-exempt status. Earlier today I posted the latest video from Dove World’s Pastor Luke Jones in which he calls for homosexuals to be put to death. Dove World Outreach Center erected a sign on its property ...

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Prop 8 Trial Set, Gay Groups Excluded

A federal judge has set January 11th, 2010 as the start of the Olsen/Boies suit to overturn Proposition 8. The ACLU, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Lambda Legal were all denied in their request to be a party to the action. The judge did allow San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to take part, but only to assess ...

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ACLU: No Public Money For Religious Hate

The ACLU and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State have filed a joint lawsuit in a federal appeals court asking that government funding be refused to a Baptist childcare agency in Kentucky because the agency fires gay employees and proselytizes to the children. The lawsuit asserts that Kentucky Baptist Homes has no right to accept public funding ...

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SC’s “I Believe” Plate Challenged

The Americans United for Separation of Church and State have filed a federal lawsuit to stop South Carolina from issuing the “I Believe” license plate mentioned here last week. Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of several religious leaders and a religious organization whose First Amendment rights are ...

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