Everyone should strongly support Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director.
Here is what Americans United is Fighting For --- (and Against).
In the words of Americans United:
"When Religious Extremists like Pat Robertson and James Dobson get their way:
"Tax funded "faith-based" initiatives force citizens like you and me to pick up the tab for the Religious Right's ideology-based social agenda;
"Marriage amendments" bring out to the polls many anti-gay voters, and decide elections;
Houses of worship endorse political candidates, violating their tax-exempt status;
More restrictions are imposed on reproductive services, destroying a woman's right of choice;
Medical interference by far-right politicians who meddle in the private decisions of families like Mrs. Terri Schiavo's;
Meddling pharmacists at the drugstore who refuse to fill birth control prescriptions on "moral grounds";
Religion instead of science in our classrooms, where teaching Creationism makes us all look like monkeys;
Misguided public funding for religious schools through school vouchers.
Advocates of Creationism are pushing school boards to adopt a so-called "academic freedom" policy -- thereby sneaking in fundamentalism through the back door. Americans United recently won a landmark case against a Dover, PA school board, defeating their efforts to teach "intelligent design" in science classes.
Days later, it was learned that a gym teacher was offering a Creationist course at a California high school, showing 24 videos of Creationist propaganda to students, and bragging how "the Lord" wanted her to teach this class. The California school officials had approved this course, until Americans United forced them to cancel it.
Ex-Watergate felon Chuck Colson was running a Fundamentalist program in an Iowa prison -- until a successful lawsuit by Americans United put a stop to it. Tax dollars were being used to teach inmates that the Bible ordains men to run households; homosexuality is a sin; non-Christians are of Satan; and only people who are baptized as adults can get into Heaven."
No wonder my dear friend, Ray Gun, is so Anti-Religion. The way American Fundamentalists misuse and misinterpret the language of the Bible -- and the way they try to shove their distorted views down the throats of all the rest of us ---- who wouldn't despise religion?
These Christian Fundamentalists have transformed a Book of Love into a Book of Hate. They actually share the exact same religion as Moslem Jihadists. I wonder if Christian Fundamentalists have 24 virgins waiting in Heaven for them, too.