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Annual Meeting with Speaker Jeanette Mott Oxford

Our annual meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00p at the Center of Clayton. We have to do a little boring business, but as soon as we can get through that, we will be hearing from political

When Is a Church Not a Church?

Journalist Katherine Stewart was AU’s “Person of the Year” in 2014.  She has written widely and deeply on issues of church and state, including her most recent book, “Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children“, that

Johnson Amendment repeal is not dead, after all!

While the attempt to exclude repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which prevents churches and other 501(c)(3) charities from campaigning in elections, from the sweeping tax “reform” law was successful, there are numerous bills in the Senate that are attempting to

Movie Night! March 8

We viewed together the HBO video, “The Education of Mohammed Hussein” on March 8 at The Ethical Society. About 30 members and friends attended.  After the video, our Board member Bahar Bastani, described his experiences as a Muslim and parent in

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:

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