In the June 2020 edition of Church & State Magazine, Rob Boston created an annotated list of books, films & other media which educate people on the value of the separation of religion and government.
At what other point in our history has the line between church and state become so tangled and polarizing? American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel is a new documentary that challenges what we think we know about the Christian heartland by offering a rare personal glimpse into the contentious and often misunderstood history of religion, race, and politics in America.
On Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7 pm, come to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta at 3501 Walton Way Ext, Augusta, GA 30909 for a screening and discussion of this important documentary. Admission is free.
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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”
- Protect Thy Neighbor Information Page
- Rachel Laser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, on Impolite Company podcast, June 29, 2018
- Rachel Laser & Americans United lawyers Kelly Percival and Claire Hillan discuss #SCOTUS decision, June 4, 2018
- Laser mentions Project Blitz. Read Frederick Clarkson, “Project Blitz” seeks to do for Christian nationalism what ALEC does for big business, Religion Dispatches, April 27, 2018
- Jennifer Pizer, law and policy director for Lambda Legal, on Fair Media Watch’s podcast CounterSpin, June 8, 2018
- June 6, 2018 episode of Gay USA with James Esseks, director of the ACLU LGBT and AIDS Project
- Zinnia Jones, “When Everything is a Sincere Religious Belief,” June 18, 2018
- Secular Coalition for America webinar, June 12, 2018
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.
For information on the Masterpiece case & decision, visit the page Americans United for Separation of Church and State has created.