The Georgia Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, based in Atlanta, has dissolved. Currently, the only chapter in Georgia and South Carolina with regular board meetings is in Augusta, Georgia. It is the Central Savannah River Chapter.
Ayman Fadel is currently that chapter’s president. We’ve purchased another 6 months of meetup.com to communicate to members of this group information about continuing to support and advance the mission of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, namely upholding the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution and the similar clause of the Georgia Constitution. Continue reading “Dissolution of Atlanta Chapter & Transition to Network”
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is urging rejection of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Join us to learn why and hear how you can be more effective in talking with others about why the federal courts should protect separation of religion and government.
Tuesday, August 14, at 6 pm, in the basement of the Evans Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA. Share the event on Facebook & Twitter.
Charlie Craig and David Mullins were planning their wedding reception and went to Masterpiece Cakeshop to order their wedding cake. The bakery turned them away, using religion as as the justification to refuse to serve the couple. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Colorado Court of Appeals determined the bakery violated a state civil-rights law when it turned the couple away. In the June 2018 decision, the Supreme Court held that the commission’s decision-making process was biased.
On Tuesday, July 10, at 6 pm, in the basement of the Evans Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA, we’re going to listen to an expert discussion of the case & then discuss its implications and strategies for mitigation.
If you have experienced a denial of service based on religious belief and you are willing to share your experience in a public event, contact Ayman Fadel at (706) 284-3002 to participate in the program.
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 of political discourse — and disagreement — than in the recent past. The Texas Tribune invited lawmakers to discuss how faith influenced their public policy decisions.
Join us to watch and then discuss.
Free and open to the public
Monday, April 23, 6 pm, basement, Evans Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA
Both the Columbia and Richmond County Courthouses have “Historical Document Displays” which include The Ten Commandments. We’ll listen to a Pew Forum recording of nationally-known lawyers Douglas Laycock and Jay Sekulow make the case for both the legality and illegality of such displays and then have a moderated discussion. Douglas Laycock is the Associate Dean for Research and Alice McKean Young Regents Chair at the University of Texas School of Law. Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice.
Free and open to the public
Monday, March 26, 6 pm, basement, Evans Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA