Five Ways to Keep Creationism out of Public Schools

Zack Kopplin, a recent guest on Moyers & Company, was shocked in 2008 when Governor Bobby Jindal signed a law that allowed teachers to, as he puts it, “sneak creationism into public school science classes.” At the time, Kopplin was 14 years old.  Read more …

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March 17 General Body Meeting, 5pm

The next meeting of the Central Savannah River Area chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is scheduled for Sunday, March 17, at 5 pm. The location is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta at 3501 Walton Way Extension.

Paying For Prejudice: Georgia Tax-Credit Program Subsidizes Anti-Gay Bias

The Peach State has adopted a program that has also popped up in other states: Individuals and corporations donate money to non-profit groups that in turn grant “scholarships” (a euphemism for vouchers) for tuition at religious and other private schools. The individual or person then receives a large tax credit for the donation.

The Southern Education Foundation recently issued a report noting that at least 115 religious schools in Georgia have policies that are anti-gay. Read more …

Barry Lynn in Columbia, SC, Saturday, Jan 26

When:        6:00 pm,
Saturday, January 26
Where:       Unitarian Universalist
Congregation, 2701 Heyward Street, (corner of Heyward
and Woodrow Streets in Shandon), Columbia, SC

Barry Lynn, the Executive Director of Americans United for
Separation of Church & State, will be our guest speak at our Columbia
chapter quarterly meeting in January. 

Three 800-Pound Gorillas Enter the Church-State Arena: And It’s
No Joke

If you want to join the carpool from Augusta, contact us.

Architectural Necessity or Promotion of Christianity?

Have you seen the new Richmond County Sheriff Office‘s headquarters building at 400 Walton Way, Augusta, GA?

 Pattern of three crosses on side of building. Photo by Carol Taylor.
Pattern of three crosses on side of building. Photo by Carol Taylor.
 Cross-like pattern in red bricks in façade of building. Photo by Carol Taylor.
Cross-like pattern in red bricks in façade of building. Photo by Carol Taylor.

Are they architecturally necessary or desirable features or unconstitutional promotions of Christianity? Do you know anything about how these features came to be in a public building? Contact Americans United – CSRA Chapter to help answer this question.

Planning for Barry Lynn Southern Tour

Barry Lynn, the director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, is coming to Augusta as part of a Southern Tour.

At 6pm, Saturday, January 26, Barry Lynn is scheduled to speak at the Unitarian Universalist
Congregation,
2701 Heyward Street (corner of Heyward
and Woodrow Streets in Shandon) in Columbia, South Carolina
. The title of the talk is “Three 800-Pound Gorillas Enter the Church-State Arena: And It’s
No Joke.”

 Members at Meeting
Members at Meeting