Americans United In ACTION! Staff Members And Activists Support Church-State Separation.


Members of the Americans United staff and grassroots activists have been busy supporting church-state separation in a variety of ways around the country.

Here's a roundup of recent activities:

Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United, recently filmed a short video with the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance discussing the work of Americans United and the importance of being part of the BBB. To watch the video, search for "BBB Rachel Laser" on YouTube.

Video of a speech Laser delivered this summer to the National Secular Society in London is also now available online. Search YouTube for "Secularism 2019: Rachel Laser, Religious Freedom in Trump's America."

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has posted video of Laser's speech during that organization's annual convention in October. Search YouTube for "Rebuilding The Wall Rachel Laser" to watch it.

Sarah Gillooly, vice president for state outreach and engagement, was in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 2 where she addressed "FREEFLO," a conference sponsored by several humanist and atheist groups, among them the Central Florida Freethought Community. Gillooly's speech was titled "ChurchState Separation in the Trump Era And What YOU Can Do About It."

Rob Boston, AU senior adviser and editor of Church & State, addressed a group of students from American University at the AU offices Nov. 19. Boston provided an overview of church-state history and took questions.

In mid-November, a documentary Boston appears in played during the DOC NYC film festival in New York City. The film, "We Believe in Dinosaurs," examines the conflict that arose in Kentucky over creationist Ken Ham's Noah's Ark theme park. (The attraction, Ark Encounter, received significant amounts of public funding.) The documentary will air on PBS's "Independent Lens" Feb. 17.

AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee addressed the...

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