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Ray Hartman will be at our annual picnic, October 15! Perfect Weather Predicted!

Publisher and Donnybrook founder Ray Hartman will speak at our annual picnic on October 15. Ray was with us a few years ago for this event, and was a big hit. We will be at the same place as last

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Missed the Holiday Get-Together?

YOU SHOULDA BEEN THERE! Americans United—St. Louis Holiday party was on December 29.  A good group of supporters of Church/State Separation met to celebrate the holidays and gird our loins for the challenges of 2017 Arrangements were made through our MeetUp

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Thank You to the St. Louis Chapter on Thanksgiving

  What a year.  Through all of the ups and downs, one thing has remained constant – your dedication to church-state separation and your support of Americans United’s efforts to protect this fundamental guarantee of freedom. On behalf of AU’s

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Remember to vote against Amendment 3 in Missouri

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Why Do We Care About Amendment 3?

Amendment 3 purports to fund early childhood education and health programs with proceeds from an increase in the state tax on cigarettes (Missouri’s is lowest in the country). Opposition to Amendment 3 is widespread, including both gubernatorial candidates, a bipartisan

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Our Annual Picnic was October 2

Our annual picnic was at the south picnic shelter in Shaw Park, Clayton, Mo, on October 2. One of our own Board members, Christine Guinther, was our speaker. Christine is Past President of the Missouri National Education Association, and spoke about Church/State

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