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Movie Night! March 8

We will have another Movie Night! on March 8 at The Ethical Society.  The video will be “The Education of Mohammed Hussein”, an HBO production.  Let us know that you will be coming through our MeetUp page, but you can

We are watching these bills in the Missouri Legislature

Clicking on the bill number will display the text HB 1314 – Narrows the grounds for discrimination claims, making it harder to prove. Read second time (1/4) HB 1434 – Changes all marriages to “contracts of domestic union”.  This bill

AU Letter from Nikolas Nartowicz on Senate Bill 612

January 29, 2018 Re: Oppose SB 612 – Tuition Tax Credits (Vouchers) Are Bad Education Policy Dear Senator: On behalf of the Missouri chapters, members, and supporters of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, I write to express

Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Celebrate the Holidays with Us! … and prepare for the challenges ahead The annual Americans United—St. Louis Holiday party was on December 28. We hope you were able to join us. 

The Johnson Amendment Survived!

An op-ed by Ellen P. Aprill about why the Johnson Amendment is so important was published in the New York Times on December 10. The Washington Post reported on December 11 that the repeal no longer appears in the GOP tax “reform”

Ray Hartman spoke at our annual picnic, October 15!

Publisher and Donnybrook founder Ray Hartman spoke at our annual picnic on October 15. This was the second time that Ray has joined us for our picnic.  We have also had Bill McClellan, from Donnybrook, as our speaker. The weather was cloudy

Sunday, October 1, 2017 – Hillman Hall of Washington University

We hope you were with us to celebrate “Religious Freedom Fighter” Rev. Barry Lynn,  Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who spoke on “The Trump Administration Really, Truly Hates the Separation of Church and State”

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SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Public Support for a Church’s School

This is the case of Liberty Lutheran School, in Columbia, Missouri,  that asked for Missouri government support for their playground upgrade.  The AU comment on this is at:  http://au.org/media/press-releases/americans-united-dismayed-by-us-supreme-court-s-decision-in-trinity-lutheran.

Karen Aroesty Pinch-Hits at our Annual Meeting April 20

We had planned to have State Representative Stacey Newman, who represents the 87th district give us an update on happenings in the legislature, but her work in Jefferson City kept her there. However, we were very pleased and fortunate to

AU Executive Director Barry Lynn Announces Retirement

Rev. Lynn has provided outstanding leadership to AU for 25 years. He has visited our Chapter many times, and will be missed. The announcement of his retirement at the end of 2017 is on the AU national website.

Missouri Church Aid Case Will Be Heard by the Supreme Court

Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia would like to get public funding to improve their preschool playground. After their application to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources was denied, they sued in federal court, claiming that they had been discriminated against. They lost

Movie Night! was February 16

We had another successful Movie Night on February 16 at The Ethical Society.  The video was the award-winning documentary, “The Revisionaries”, by Scott Thurman.  It is the story of the Texas State Board of Education’ decisions on curricula, that determine

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