AU Works to Defend 'No-Aid' Provisions in State Constitutions
State constitutional provisions that bar taxpayer funding of religion are under fire in several states, and Americans United is taking the lead to protect them.
In Oklahoma, State Rep. Jason Nelson, an Oklahoma City Republican, has proposed a ballot initiative that would ask voters to remove Article 2, Section 5, of the state constitution. Nelson is targeting the provision that separates religion and government.
Oklahoma, like a lot of states, has very specific church-state safeguards. The language in question states, "No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any …
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Publication information: Article title: AU Works to Defend 'No-Aid' Provisions in State Constitutions. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Church & State. Volume: 65. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2012. Page number: 19+. © 1999 Americans United for Separation of Church and State. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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