Church & State

A monthly magazine that contains church-state news and analysis. Promotes the concept of separation of church and state.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 8, September

AU Reports Philadelphia Church for Endorsing Bush during GOP Convention
A Philadelphia church may have violated federal tax law when its pastor endorsed George W. Bush from the pulpit of his church during the Republican National Convention July 31, says Americans United. On the opening night of the convention, the Rev....
Christian Coalition Wins Skirmish with IRS, but Loses War
To hear Pat Robertson's attorney Jay Sekulow tell the story, it was a battle worthy of David and Goliath. The Christian Coalition, denied tax exemption by the Internal Revenue Service in 1999, sued the federal tax agency the following year and now...
Colo. County School Board Rejects Overture to Post `in God We Trust'
The Jefferson County Board of Education, representing Colorado's largest school district, voted unanimously Aug. 10 to reject a proposal to display "In God We Trust" posters in the district's 145 schools. Before the 5-0 vote, Scott Schneider, a...
Kansas GOP Voters Remove Creationists from School Board
A controversial Kansas policy down--playing evolution in the public schools may soon go the way of the dinosaur. The change is coming thanks to Republican voters in Kansas, who went to the polls Aug. 1 and removed two creationists from the state...
Memo to Candidates: Learn A Lesson from John F. Kennedy
I spent much of the week before the Democratic National Convention talking to the press about Vice President Al Gore's selection of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his running mate. Since Americans United is strictly non-partisan, I expressed no opinion...
Naked Statue of Greek God Horrifies Calif. Home Schoolers
Attendees of a home schooling convention in Sacramento were so offended by a seven-foot tall, naked bronze statue of the Greek god Poseidon that they dressed him in an entire outfit, including a necktie. Parents attending the Advanced Training Institute...
New Study Shows Money Makes A Difference in Public School Reform
A new national study has been released showing the best ways to reform public education -- and vouchers is not one of them. Small class sizes in early grades, better academic instruction in the pre-kindergarten years and more money make a real difference,...
Preachers, Politics and Campaign 2000
How Robertson, Falwell And Company Are Skirting Federal Law To Gain New Power In Washington The Rev. Jerry Falwell has been very clear about his top political goal this year: He plans to do all he can to elect Texas Gov. George W. Bush to the presidency...
Religion and Politics: Some Guidelines for Campaign 2000
Now that the political conventions are over and Campaign 2000 is starting in earnest, it's a good time to step back and take a look at the role religion can play in this election year. It would be naive to expect that religion and politics will...
Robertson and Allies Scheme to Bring Liberian Dictator to America
TV preacher Pat Robertson and his allies in Virginia Beach are working to bring Liberian president Charles Taylor and his wife to the United States, even though Taylor is accused of masterminding a bloody civil war that has left thousands dead. ...
Robertson Rallies Christian Coalition during GOP Convention
Speaking to a rally of Religious Right activists during the Republican Party convention, TV preacher Pat Robertson promised that his Christian Coalition will help elect a "born again" president this year who will change the Supreme Court and bring...
Virginia School District Delays Bible Class after AU Warning
A public school district in rural Virginia has delayed instituting a "Bible as History and Literature" course after Americans United warned that the move could spark a lawsuit. The Surry School Board approved the Bible class in May as part of the...
VOUCHER Doubleheader
Voters In California And Michigan Face Referenda On Voucher Aid To Religious Schools Timothy Draper, a venture capitalist in California's Silicon Valley, is not a big fan of his state's public schools. Draper has not only suggested that the education...