“The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it.” –  Edward Dowling
Fracking is destroying U.S. water supply, warns shocking new study – ThinkProgress
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The Trump campaign tried to spin Omarosa’s latest tape. It turned into a farce. – ThinkProgress
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Here are the tech companies that help keep hate groups’ online operations running – ThinkProgress
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Secular Coalition of America: https://www.secular.org
Kavanaugh’s record indicates that he’s hostile toward church-state separation, and that hostility could have a huge impact on religious minorities, particularly immigrants : What’s At Stake With Brett Kavanaugh On The U.S. Supreme Court? Religious Minorities’ & Immigrants’ Rights. | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
If you care about the rights of religious minorities and immigrants, then you should be concerned about President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s record indicates that he’s hostile toward church-state separation, and that hostility could have a huge impact on religious minorities, particularly immigrants.
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/whats-at-stake-with-brett-kavanaugh-on-the-us-supreme-court-religious
They’re Baaaaaack! Masterpiece Cakeshop Seeks New Right To Discriminate Against LGBTQ People | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the baker who violated Colorado anti-discrimination laws when he refused on to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is in the national spotlight again. This time, he’s suing the state of Colorado alleging religious discrimination after it came to light that he has refused to bake a cake for a transgender woman.
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/theyre-baaaaaack-masterpiece-cakeshop-seeks-new-right-to-discriminate
American Theocracy: Asylum Seekers In Oregon Told ‘Religious Minorities Aren’t Welcome Here’ | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
More than 70 people from South Asia seeking asylum in the United States, many of them of the Sikh or Hindu faith, have been caught up in the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and are being denied basic religious accommodations while they are detained in an Oregon federal prison.
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/asylum-seekers-in-oregon-told-religious-minorities-arent-welcome-here
Don’t Want To Be Called A Hate Group? Then Stop Hating. | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
The ADF is quite clear about its goals: to knock down the church-state wall, reverse LGBTQ rights, redefine religious freedom as a tool to take away the rights of others and merge its version of fundamentalist Christianity with public policy. If ADF has its way, we’ll all live under the reign of neo-Puritans.
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/dont-want-to-be-called-a-hate-group-then-stop-hating
Years of studies have shown that vouchers don’t improve student achievement and lack accountability: More Bad News For Private School Vouchers In Florida And Indiana | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Private school voucher programs in Florida and Indiana have made headlines in recent weeks, and the news is not good. This comes as no surprise to us at Americans United, as years of studies have shown that vouchers don’t improve student achievement and lack accountability. They also funnel public money to private, mostly religious schools that can discriminate and that ignore federal civil rights laws.
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/more-bad-news-for-private-school-vouchers-in-florida-and-indiana