Oklahoma: SB 450 Would Force Religion on Students

religious proselytizing - prayer in schools

Legislation flying unchallenged through the Oklahoma legislature would allow unmitigated proselytization in public schools. SB 450 – also known as the ‘Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act’ for Schools – would protect “voluntary religious expression in the classroom.” While student prayer in public schools is already protected under the First Amendment, SB 450 takes this much, much further to the point of allowing students to […]

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Do No Harm Act Proposed to ‘Correct’ Federal RFRA

AU Legislative Director Maggie Garrett speaks at a press conference unveiling the Do No Harm Act flanked by Reps. Kennedy (l) and Scott.

Citing the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act’s (RFRA) use as a weapon more than a shield over the past few years, Democrats in Congress just proposed the Do No Harm Act to reestablish the balance between equal rights and religious freedom as originally established in the now contentious federal legislation. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Joe Kennedy III (MA) jointly […]

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Ben Carson Compares Refugees to Rabid Dogs

Speaking to reporters at a campaign stop in Mobile, Alabama yesterday GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson compared Syrian refugees to rabid dogs. While stressing that ‘smart’ leaders needed to maintain a balance between human rights and maintaining the safety of the country Carson made the disgusting analogy. “For instance, you know, if there is a rabid dog running around your neighborhood, you’re probably […]

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Macklemore is One of the Voices United for the Separation of Church and State

By Tim Peacock As a part of Americans United‘s ongoing effort to promote the separation of church and state, billboard chart-topping artist Macklemore made a video explaining why he is one of the Voices United for Separation of Church and State. He’s one of several artists and musicians who have volunteered their time and image to the cause. According to the […]

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