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CHURCH/STATE SEPARATION ABUSES
  • SCHOOL/GOVERNMENT PRAYER ISSUES
  • RELIGION PROMOTED WITH PUBLIC FUNDING
  • RELIGIOUS CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS
  • RELIGION PROMOTED BY PROCLAMATION
  • SCHOOL VOUCHER & TAX CREDIT SCAMS
  • MISCELLANEOUS CHURCH/STATE ISSUES
  • RELIGION PROMOTED IN MOTTOS, SEALS AND DOCUMENTS
  • MISAPPLICATION OF CHURCH/STATE SEPARATION
  • TEN COMMANDMENTS POSTINGS
  • RELIGION PROMOTED BY PUBLIC DISPLAYS
  • CREATIONISM/EVOLUTION ISSUES
  • SCHOOL/GOVERNMENT PRAYER ISSUES
  • School eliminates prayer policy
    Dallas Morning News - 7-7-2000

  • Louisiana School District Agrees To Stop Official School Prayer
    Americans United - 6-27-2000

  • In Long-Awaited Victory, High Court Vacates Alabama Decision Allowing Public School Prayer
    ACLU - 6-26-2000

  • Supreme Court Orders New Review Of Alabama School Prayer Case
    Americans United - 6-26-2000

  • Supreme Court sets aside ruling allowing some prayer in Alabama schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-2000

  • ACLU challenges Virginia's moment-of-silence law
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • ACLU Challenges Virginia's "Minute of Silence" Law
    ACLU - 6-22-2000

  • S.C. House condemns Supreme Court prayer ruling
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • Alabama attorney general: State rules for school prayer won't change
    Freedom Forum - 6-20-2000

  • Religious Leaders Support Supreme Court Decision Banning Prayer at Football Games
    Interfaith Alliance - 6-20-2000

  • Supreme Court Ruling On Football Prayer A Victory For Individual Freedom
    Americans United - 6-19-2000

  • Supreme Court And Prayer At Football Games: Frequently Asked Questions
    Americans United - 6-19-2000

  • ACLU Hails "Total Victory" for Religious Liberty In High Court's Rejection of School Stadium Prayers
    ACLU - 6-19-2000

  • Supreme Court bans student-led prayer at football games
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-2000

  • Supreme Court Narrowly Upholds First Amendment in Texas Football School Prayer Case
    People For The American Way - 6-19-2000

  • Federal judge gives early victory to foes of state school-prayer law
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-2000

  • Virginia schools chief to educators: Don't mention prayer
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-2000

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Louisiana School Prayer Law
    Americans United - 6-14-2000

  • Father asks educators to cease leading prayers at school events
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000

  • Louisiana Time Warp
    Americans United - 6-1-2000

  • Appeals panel dismisses challenge to Texas school's graduation prayer policy
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-2000

  • ACLU files federal complaint over prayers before grand jury hearings
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-2000

  • Congress considers religion as way to curb drug-use and violence in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-2000


    ISTOOK NATIONAL SCHOOL PRAYER AMENDMENT

  • School Prayer Amendment Will Not Ensure Safe Schools
    ACLU - 9-15-1999

  • Rep. Istook Reintroduces Constitutional Amendment On School Prayer, Religious School Vouchers
    Americans United - 9-15-1999

  • Congressman introduces another prayer bill
    Freedom Forum - 9-15-1999

  • National Religious Leaders Respond to Rep. Ernest Istook's Re-Introduction of Misnamed Religious Freedom Amendment
    Interfaith Alliance - 9-15-1999

  • Statement of People For the American Way Opposing Reintroduction Of The Istook Amendment
    People For The American Way - 9-15-1999

  • Supporters of Religious Freedom Amendment work to keep bill alive
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1998

  • Religious Coercion Amendment Defeated Narrowly
    Interfaith Alliance - 6-5-1998

  • House Decisively Rejects School Prayer Amendment
    ACLU - 6-4-1998

  • Americans United Applauds House Vote Against The Istook Prayer Amendment
    Americans United - 6-4-1998

  • Religious Freedom Amendment defeated in House
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1998

  • Rep. Istook Continues to Distort Facts About Religious Freedom
    People For The American Way - 6-4-1998

  • Statement of Carole Shields, President, People For The American Way, Opposing The Istook Amendment
    People For The American Way - 6-4-1998

  • House nears vote on constitutional amendment guaranteeing school prayer
    Freedom Forum - 6-3-1998

  • Religious Leaders Oppose Constitutional Amendment
    Interfaith Alliance - 6-2-1998

  • Not so fast on prayer proposal
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-1998

  • Clinton speaks out against school-prayer amendment
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-1998

  • First Amendment is all we need to protect religion
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1998

  • Religious Coercion Amendment Update
    Interfaith Alliance - 3-18-1998

  • Say NO to the Religious Coercion Amendment
    Interfaith Alliance - 3-6-1998

  • House Judiciary Committee Approves Istook Religion Amendment Amendment Is Disaster of 'Titanic' Proportions, Says AU
    Americans United - 3-4-1998

  • Congressional committee approves Religious Freedom Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1998

  • House committee to vote on Religious Freedom Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-1998

  • Istook Religion Amendment Set To Move In Congress
    Americans United - 2-27-1998

  • Religious Freedom Amendment boosters urge congressional vote
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-1998

  • House Panel Approves School-Prayer Amendment; Proposal Would Gut Religious Liberty
    ACLU - 10-28-1997

  • House Subcommittee Supports Religious Freedom Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1997

  • House Subcommittee Debates Religious Freedom Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1997

  • School Prayer Amendment Begins to Move; Hearings Show Divisiveness of Proposal
    ACLU - 7-22-1997

  • School Prayer Amendment Hearings Begin Today
    Interfaith Alliance - 7-22-1997

  • School Prayer Amendment Threatens Bill of Rights
    Interfaith Alliance - 6-9-1997

  • Religious Leaders Unite Against Istook Amendment
    Interfaith Alliance - 5-22-1997

  • Religious Leaders to Speak on Behalf of Religious Tolerance, Liberty
    Interfaith Alliance - 5-20-1997

  • School Prayer Amendment Introduced in Congress; ACLU Says Proposal Has Dangerous New Potential
    ACLU - 5-8-1997

  • Religious Freedom Amendment Introduced in House Judiciary Committee
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-1997

  • Clergy Speak Out Against Istook Amendment
    Interfaith Alliance - 4-22-1997

  • Conservatives push religious-equality amendment
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1995

  • House Holds Hearings on Prayer Amendment
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995


    NATIONAL PRAYER AT SCHOOL SPORTS EVENTS RESOLUTION

  • House urges high court to support prayer before public school sporting events
    Freedom Forum - 11-3-1999

  • House Vote On Football Prayer Is 'Shameless Political Posturing,' Says Americans United
    Americans United - 11-2-1999

  • House Measure Runs Counter to American Tradition of Religious Freedom, Says ACLU
    ACLU - 11-2-1999

  • House urges high court to overturn decision in Texas prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 10-21-1999


    NATIONAL "PRAYER, FASTING AND HUMILIATION" RESOLUTION

  • 'Prayer And Fasting' Resolution Fails In House
    Americans United - 6-30-1999

  • Some in Congress resolved to push us all to pray
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1999

  • House narrowly rejects resolution urging Americans to recognize God
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1999

  • Prayer Resolution Shows House 'Hopelessly Adrift,' Says Americans United
    Americans United - 6-28-1999


    NATIONAL SCHOOL PRAYER AND RELIGIOUS MEMORIAL PROPOSAL

  • Congress talks prayer in public schools following violence in Colorado
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1999

  • Government by panic: Doing violence to the Constitution
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1999

  • Americans United Criticizes Senate Passage Of School Prayer And Religious Memorial Proposal
    Americans United - 5-19-1999


    OTHER NATIONAL SCHOOL PRAYER LEGISLATION

  • Conservative senators back measures to protect voluntary student prayer
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1999

  • Amendment to secure public school prayer again before Congress
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-1999


    DELAWARE PRAYER LEGISLATION

  • Future of Delaware school prayer bill in doubt
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1999


    FLORIDA PRAYER LEGISLATION

  • Faith Against Faith: Florida Bill Would Sow Division In Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 4-9-1999


    KENTUCKY PRAYER LEGISLATION

  • Kentucky Senate approves school-prayer bill
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1998

  • Alabama, Kentucky lawmakers propose school-prayer measures
    Freedom Forum - 1-16-1998


    NEVADA PRAYER LEGISLATION

  • Nevada state lawmaker wants to open schools to prayer meetings, Bible study
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-1999


    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRAYER LEGISLATION

  • New Hampshire lawmaker wants Christian prayer in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 1-4-1999


    ALABAMA MOMENT OF SILENCE LEGISLATION

  • Governor signs bill to allow silent prayers at start of school day
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1998

  • Alabama Legislature sends school-prayer bill to governor
    Freedom Forum - 4-17-1998

  • School prayer bills multiply in Alabama legislature
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1998


    MISSISSIPPI MOMENT OF SILENCE LEGISLATION

  • Mississippi House approves moment-of-silence, Ten Commandments bills
    Freedom Forum - 3-7-2000


    VIRGINIA MOMENT OF SILENCE LEGISLATION

  • Virginia passes revised moment-of-silence bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-7-2000

  • Minute of Silence Passes Va. House
    Washington Post - 3-7-2000

  • School Bill Seeks Moment of Silence
    Chicago Tribune - 1-21-2000


    OTHER MOMENT OF SILENCE LAW STORIES

  • Moment-of-silence laws popular with legislators
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-2000

  • Moment of silence in public schools
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 12-1-1994


    OPENING PRAYER AT GOVERNMENT MEETINGS CASES

  • ACLU Lawsuit Seeks to End West Virginia Judge's Courtroom Prayer Sessions
    ACLU - 5-11-2000

  • Utah man tries again to force city council to open with his prayer
    Freedom Forum - 8-9-1999

  • Tennessee school officials may flout federal court on school-board prayer
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1999

  • High court won't hear Utah challenge to prayer before council meetings
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-1999

  • Federal appeals court: Prayers at school board meetings are unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-1999

  • ACLU of Ohio Wins Cleveland School Board Prayer Case
    ACLU - 3-18-1999

  • The prayer corner
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1999

  • Federal appeals court upholds dismissal of Utah man's prayer suit
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1998

  • Appeals court to rehear ‘our mother in heaven’ prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1998

  • California teachers sue to end school board prayers
    Freedom Forum - 1-14-1998

  • Partial Victory Declared in Challenge To Official Prayer at CA District
    ACLU - 1-12-1998

  • School board rescinds invocation invitation
    Freedom Forum - 12-12-1997


    ALABAMA SCHOOL PRAYER CASE

  • ACLU seeks high court review of Alabama school-prayer decision
    Freedom Forum - 12-6-1999

  • ACLU Seeks Supreme Court Review Of Ruling in Alabama School Prayer Case
    ACLU - 12-3-1999

  • Federal appeals court refuses to review Alabama prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1999

  • Civil rights group seeks review of decision in Alabama prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1999

  • DeKalb County, Ala., schools get new religion guidelines
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1999

  • Alabama officials, ACLU debate necessity of court monitor in prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 7-26-1999

  • Alabama schools left to hammer out practical implications of latest prayer ruling
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1999

  • Federal Appellate Court Decision In Alabama School Prayer Case Is 'Mixed Bag,' Says Americans United
    Americans United - 7-15-1999

  • Federal appeals court overturns part of Alabama school-prayer ban
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1999

  • Alabama attorney wins religious-freedom award
    Freedom Forum - 4-8-1999

  • Florida group drafts impeachment articles against federal judge
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1999

  • Alabama school-prayer ban challenged by attorney general
    Freedom Forum - 12-4-1998

  • Federal Appeals Court to Hear Challenge of Ruling Prohibiting School-Sponsored Religious Activities
    ACLU - 12-2-1998

  • Alabama school official says prayer ban boosted religious activity
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • Education concerns trump school prayer in election of Alabama governor
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1998

  • Court monitor keeps eye out for prayer at DeKalb County football games
    Freedom Forum - 8-28-1998

  • Gov. James: Public officials trump the Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1998

  • Judge refuses to let Alabama principal out of training sessions
    Freedom Forum - 8-17-1998

  • Alabama principal asks to be excused from court-ordered tutoring sessions
    Freedom Forum - 8-14-1998

  • Alabama teachers get lessons in upholding First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1998

  • Alabama public school principal says he did not defy judge's order
    Freedom Forum - 8-10-1998

  • Federal judge praises Alabama school board's efforts to abide by order
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1998

  • Court monitor: Principal may be behind religious expressions at graduation
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1998

  • Alabama Governor reiterates support for public defiance of federal judge
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-1998

  • High court turns deaf ear to governor’s appeal in school-prayer fight
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1998

  • Court monitor reports on possible violations at Alabama graduation
    Freedom Forum - 6-9-1998

  • Christian-infused high school graduation may have defied federal order
    Freedom Forum - 5-29-1998

  • Alabama governor's attorney-son defends Supreme Court argument
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1998

  • Alabama governor tells U.S. Supreme Court its rulings can be ignored
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1998

  • Judge orders attorneys' fees paid in Alabama school-prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1998

  • Alabama educators learn do's, don'ts of religion in schools
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-1998

  • Alabama school board, Jewish family settle lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-1998

  • Alabama issues religious guidelines for graduations
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1998

  • Court-mandated training irks Alabama religious group
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-1998

  • Alabama attorney general appeals school-prayer order
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1998

  • Court monitor completes first visits to Alabama schools in prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1998

  • Alabama lawmakers pass more school-prayer laws
    Freedom Forum - 1-30-1998

  • Scholars to help Alabama school district find common ground
    Freedom Forum - 1-8-1998

  • Judge defends ban on student-led prayer in Alabama public schools
    Freedom Forum - 12-22-1997

  • Alabama Federal Judge Clears Way for School Prayer Injunction to Take Effect
    ACLU - 12-18-1997

  • State issues guidelines for religious activity in Alabama schools
    Freedom Forum - 12-11-1997

  • Judge urged to enforce order in Alabama school-prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 11-21-1997

  • Alabama judge issues final federal order in school-prayer case
    Freedom Forum - 11-17-1997

  • Alabama Federal Judge Issues Final Order In School Prayer Case
    ACLU - 11-13-1997

  • ACLU Fact Sheet: Five Areas of Religious Activities Allowed in Alabama Public Schools
    ACLU - 11-13-1997

  • Alabama official requests delayed enforcement of injunction
    Freedom Forum - 11-11-1997

  • Alabama governor, judge oppose federal school-prayer injunction
    Freedom Forum - 11-10-1997

  • First Amendment 'invalid' in Etowah County
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1997

  • Officials ordered to quit "aiding, abetting" school-prayer law
    Freedom Forum - 10-31-1997

  • Jewish Parents Sue Alabama School System For Persecuting Their Children
    ACLU - 8-14-1997

  • Alabama 'Voluntary' Prayer Law Ruled Unconstitutional; Federal Judge Upholds ACLU's Challenge
    ACLU - 3-14-1997

  • Americans United and ACLU of Alabama Sue School Districts to Halt Egregious Violations of Seperation of Church and State
    ACLU - 2-1-1996


    LOUISIANA SCHOOL PRAYER CASE

  • Second Family Joins Lawsuit Challenging Religious Practices In Louisiana Public Schools
    Americans United - 12-17-1999

  • High school student sues Louisiana officials over prayer policy
    Freedom Forum - 12-7-1999

  • Louisiana School Prayer Law Challenged In Federal Court
    Americans United - 12-3-1999


    MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL PRAYER CASE

  • God, country and the Constitution: A perpetual American debate
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-2000

  • Mississippi Mother Wins School Prayer Challenge Before U.S. Judge
    ACLU - 6-3-1996

  • Lisa Herdahl's Struggle for Religious Liberty in Pontotoc County, Mississippi
    People For The American Way - 6-3-1996

  • Mississippi Mother's School Prayer Challenge Goes to Trial
    ACLU - 3-4-1996

  • Mother's Challenge to Mississippi School Prayer Goes to Trial Before U.S. Judge on Monday, March 4th
    ACLU - 2-29-1996


    APPOMATTOX COUNTY, VA SCHOOL PRAYER CASE

  • School district drops plan to post Lord's Prayer
    Freedom Forum - 9-23-1999

  • Virginia school district considers Lord's Prayer, moment of silence
    Freedom Forum - 9-1-1999

  • ACLU of VA Urges School Officials to Drop Plans For "Moment of Silence" and Posting of Prayer
    ACLU - 8-26-1999


    AUGUSTA, KS SCHOOL PRAYER CASE

  • Kansas school board narrowly rescinds policy permitting organized prayer
    Freedom Forum - 9-21-1999

  • Kansas school board lets students use intercom for prayer
    Freedom Forum - 9-17-1999


    DUNCANVILLE, TX SCHOOL PRAYER CASE

  • IFAS member wins school prayer case
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1994

  • A Freedom Writer wins church/state battle
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1991

  • School prayer in Duncanville
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 4-1-1990


    LITTLE ROCK, AR SCHOOL PRAYER CASE

  • Teacher claims Arkansas school district promotes religion
    Freedom Forum - 10-12-1999


    NICEVILLE, FL SCHOOL PRAYER CASE

  • School board settles with educators under fire for religious activities
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-1998


    DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA FOOTBALL GAMES PRAYER CASE

  • Don't mix prayer and football
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1989


    EVANSVILLE, IN FOOTBALL GAMES PRAYER CASE

  • Indiana public school football teams pray on despite legal warnings
    Freedom Forum - 11-22-1999


    KATY, TX FOOTBALL GAME PRAYER CASE

  • Texas high school students barred from praying before game in Astrodome
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1998


    POPLARVILLE, MS FOOTBALL GAMES PRAYER CASE

  • Teen calls prayer at high school football games out of bounds
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1998


    SANTA FE SCHOOL DISTRICT, TX FOOTBALL GAMES PRAYER CASE

  • Supreme Court expresses skepticism about student-led pre-game prayers
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • Americans United Urges Supreme Court To Reject School-Sponsored Prayer At Football Games
    Americans United - 2-2-2000

  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear high school student speech case
    Student Press Law Center - 12-22-1999

  • Backers of school prayer praise high court's decision to hear Texas case
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1999

  • Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Texas Football Prayer Case
    Americans United - 11-15-1999

  • Supreme Court to decide issue of student prayer at football games
    Freedom Forum - 11-15-1999

  • Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Student Prayer Case
    People For The American Way - 11-15-1999

  • Federal judge expands order allowing prayer at high school football games
    Freedom Forum - 10-11-1999

  • Texas school district vows to pray
    Freedom Forum - 9-20-1999

  • Religious advocates urge Texas schools to allow prayer rallies
    Freedom Forum - 9-8-1999

  • Texas student says pre-game prayer after federal judge clears way
    Freedom Forum - 9-7-1999

  • Texas football-prayer supporters defy court ban
    Freedom Forum - 8-30-1999

  • Texas teen resigns pre-game duties amid debate on student-led prayer
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1999

  • Texas school district appeals school-prayer case to Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1999

  • Texas governor asks federal appeals court to reconsider prayer ruling
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-1999

  • Federal appeals court: Student prayer at football games is unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-1999

  • ACLU of Texas Files A Complaint Against Santa Fe ISD
    ACLU - 4-4-1995


    DUVAL COUNTY, FL GRADUATION PRAYER CASE

  • ACLU to Appeal Court Ruling on Jacksonville School Prayer
    ACLU Florida - 3-16-2000

  • Americans United Deplores Federal Court Ruling On High School Graduation Prayer
    Americans United - 3-16-2000

  • Federal appeals court upholds Florida district's graduation-prayer policy
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-2000

  • School prayer policy upheld
    Florida Times Union - 3-16-2000

  • Appeals court to reconsider graduation-prayer case this week
    Freedom Forum - 10-18-1999

  • Federal appeals court vacates decision barring prayer at Florida graduations
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1999

  • Florida school board votes to appeal graduation-prayer decision
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1999

  • Appeals court strikes Florida school district's policy on graduation prayers
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1999

  • Federal Appeals Court Rules Unconstitutional Religious Exercises in Florida Public Schools
    ACLU - 5-12-1999

  • Florida school district's policy on graduation prayer goes before appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999

  • Appeals court refuses to halt Florida graduation prayer messages
    Freedom Forum - 6-2-1998

  • Florida judge denies ACLU attempt to ban student prayer during graduation
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1998

  • ACLU seeks court order to block prayer at graduation
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-1998


    FORT WORTH, TX GRADUATION PRAYER CASE

  • Federal judge throws out student's graduation-prayer claim
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1999

  • Texas school district sued over policy limiting sectarian prayer at graduation
    Freedom Forum - 6-2-1999


    MADISON SCHOOL DISTRICT, ID GRADUATION PRAYER CASE

  • Appeals court to reconsider student-led prayer in Idaho case
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-1999

  • Federal appeals court denies further review of student-led prayer decision
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1999

  • Appellate judges open door to review of graduation prayer decision
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-1998

  • Federal court allows student-led graduation prayers
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1998


    OROVILLE, CA GRADUATION PRAYER CASE

  • Federal judge upholds policy of limiting prayer at high school graduations
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-1999

  • Federal judge upholds bar against religious messages in commencement speeches
    Freedom Forum - 12-17-1998


    PROVIDENCE, RI GRADUATION PRAYER CASE

  • Bush for prayer
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 3-1-1991


    SILVER SPRING, MD GRADUATION PRAYER CASE

  • Maryland lawmakers urge prayer at school-sponsored events
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-2000

  • Maryland teen walks out of graduation over prayer
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1999

  • Graduation prayer shows lessons not learned
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1999


    STEVENSVILLE, MT GRADUATION PRAYER CASE

  • School board turns down teen's request for graduation prayer
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1998


    TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATION PRAYER CASE

  • Supreme Court turns away professor’s challenge of school prayer
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1998


    GRADUATION PRAYER STORIES

  • Religious endorsement posing as free speech fools no one
    Freedom Forum - 6-2-1998

  • Prayer during high school graduation remains contentious battle
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-1998

  • Graduation a time for celebration, not shouting
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-1998

  • Graduation prayer advisory
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 7-1-1994

  • Supreme Court refuses to hear two church/state cases
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1993


    UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BASKETBALL COACH LEADING PRAYER

  • ACLU wants university coach to stop praying with his team
    Freedom Forum - 3-7-2000


    LONDON, OH HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH LEADING PRAYER

  • High school football coach vows to keep prayer off school grounds
    Freedom Forum - 10-20-1999

  • ACLU Declares Victory in Ohio School Where Football Coach Led Prayers, Read Scripture
    ACLU - 10-19-1999

  • ACLU Will Defend Five Sued for Libel By Football Coach in Ohio School Prayer Case
    ACLU - 7-6-1999

  • Ohio civil rights group sues school district, claiming coach advances religion
    Freedom Forum - 7-1-1999

  • Ohio high school coach continues to pray with team
    Freedom Forum - 9-10-1998

  • School says football coach to stop prayers, but he denies it
    Freedom Forum - 8-21-1998

  • Ohio high school football coach accused of violating separation of church and state
    Freedom Forum - 8-13-1998


    SACRAMENTO, CA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACH LEADING PRAYER

  • Americans United Applauds California High School For Swift Resolution To Basketball Prayer Controversy
    Americans United - 3-19-1999


    BRONX, NY TEACHER FIRED FOR LEADING PRAYER

  • NYC teacher leads students in prayer
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 7-1-1998

  • Termination Of New York Teacher For Praying With Students Was Justified, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 6-25-1998

  • Teacher's prayers unconstitutional
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-18-1998


    OTHER SCHOOL PRAYER STORIES

  • Our Nation -- and world -- battle religious intolerance
    Robyn Blumner - 4-2-2000

  • God, country and the Constitution: A perpetual American debate
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-2000

  • Texas students seek 'solemnization' similar to prayer
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1998

  • Preserve our Diverse Faiths
    Interfaith Alliance - 3-24-1997

  • Don't say a prayer for me
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 5-1-1996

  • First International Survey of Prayer in Schools Finds That World's Major Countries Reject State-Sanctioned School Prayer
    ACLU - 5-15-1995

  • School prayer and America's deeply rooted traditions
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 4-1-1994

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  • SCHOOL VOUCHER & TAX CREDIT SCAMS
  • Voucher Referenda Threaten Religious Freedom In Michigan And California
    Americans United - 7-5-2000

  • ACLU challenges Louisiana's tax breaks for religious groups
    Freedom Forum - 6-2-2000


    NATIONAL VOUCHER & TAX CREDIT PLANS

  • House Rebuffs Republican Leaders on Vouchers
    ACLU - 10-21-1999

  • Dick Armey's 'Voucher Du Jour' Approach Ignores Real School Needs
    People For The American Way - 10-20-1999

  • ACLU Criticizes Republican Leadership As Voucher Battle Erupts On House Floor
    ACLU - 10-20-1999

  • Congress considers nationwide voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 10-19-1999

  • Illusions of Choice: ACLU Statement On Introduction of 'Academic Emergency Act'
    ACLU - 9-29-1999

  • Armey's Education Plan is the Real Disaster, Says Shields
    People For The American Way - 9-29-1999

  • Voucher Battle Returns to Capitol Hill
    ACLU - 9-23-1999

  • Bush's National Voucher Proposal Victimizes the Nation's Poor Children, Imperils Reforms In Neediest Schools
    People For The American Way - 9-2-1999

  • McCain's Voucher Proposal Threatens to Weaken Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 7-29-1999

  • PFAW President Calls Coverdell Scheme "Tragic Waste"
    People For The American Way - 7-12-1998

  • ACLU Says GOP Leadership Masquerading As Boosters Of Beleaguered Public Schools
    ACLU - 1-20-1998

  • President vetoes education tax-break bill
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1998

  • Senate nears vote on education tax-break bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-17-1998

  • Attacks on Public Education Fail; Tax Scheme, Vouchers Are Rejected
    ACLU - 11-5-1997

  • House to Vote on Unconstitutional, Discriminatory Voucher Scheme
    ACLU - 10-30-1997


    ARIZONA TAX CREDIT PLANS

  • Voucher backers cheer high court's refusal to hear Arizona challenge
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1999

  • Arizona high court upholds tax credits in face of church-state challenge
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1999

  • Arizona Ruling No Green Light for Vouchers
    People For The American Way - 1-27-1999


    CALIFORNIA VOUCHER PLANS

  • Californians face voucher 'velociraptor'
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 8-1-1993

  • God's gift to California
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1993


    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA VOUCHER PLAN

  • Voucher supporters bemoan presidential veto
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1998

  • Clinton vetoes school-voucher bill
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1998

  • House narrowly passes D.C. voucher plan
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-1998

  • House Adopts School Voucher Scheme, Abandons Principles of Fairness and Equality
    ACLU - 4-30-1998

  • House Passes D.C. School Vouchers, Flunks Constitutional Test, Says AU
    Americans United - 4-30-1998

  • D.C. voucher bill nears House vote
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-1998

  • House Narrowly OKs Discriminatory Voucher Scheme; Defying Senate, President and American Public
    ACLU - 10-9-1997

  • Senate Rejects Voucher Scheme
    ACLU - 9-30-1997


    FLORIDA VOUCHER PLAN

  • National & Local Leaders Rally in Support of Public Schools, Warn of Voucher Problems
    People For The American Way - 4-27-2000

  • State judge strikes down Florida voucher law
    Freedom Forum - 3-15-2000

  • Florida judge rejects school-voucher system
    AP - 3-15-2000

  • Florida Court Rejects School Vouchers, ACLU Hails Victory for Children
    ACLU - 3-14-2000

  • Florida Court Strikes Down Private School Voucher Program
    Americans United - 3-14-2000

  • Private School Vouchers Found Unconstitutional in Florida
    People For The American Way - 3-14-2000

  • Religious School Voucher Program Challenged In Florida Court
    Americans United - 6-22-1999

  • Florida governor signs statewide voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1999

  • PFAWF, Other Groups Go to Florida Court to Stop Unconstitutional Voucher Bill
    People For The American Way - 6-22-1999

  • ACLU of FL Blasts Governor's Approval of First-Ever Statewide Voucher Program
    ACLU - 6-21-1999

  • Bush's Signature on Florida Voucher Bill Paves Way for Constitutional Showdown
    People For The American Way - 6-21-1999

  • Florida Private School Voucher Legislation Certain To Face Legal Challenge
    Americans United - 4-30-1999

  • Florida lawmakers pass statewide voucher plan
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1999

  • The First – and Worst – Statewide Voucher Plan
    People For The American Way - 4-29-1999

  • Vouchers Undermine School Reforms & Weaken Neediest Schools, Florida Public Schools Supporters Warn
    People For The American Way - 3-25-1999

  • Voucher plan moves forward as prayer bill is introduced in Florida Legislature
    Freedom Forum - 3-17-1999

  • ACLU Responds to Gov. Jeb Bush's Call for School Vouchers in Today's "State of the State" Address
    ACLU - 3-2-1999

  • Florida lawmakers' new bills spurring church-state debate
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1999

  • Bush's "Blank Check" Voucher Bill No Guarantee of Better Education, Critics Say
    People For The American Way - 2-23-1999

  • Florida school-aid bill looks like religious education to some
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-1999

  • Voucher Truth Squad Warns Florida to Beware "Bait & Switch" Tactics of School Vouchers Supporters
    People For The American Way - 10-22-1998


    ILLINOIS TAX CREDIT PLAN

  • Families argue tuition tax credit violates church-state separation
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000

  • Illinois Tuition Tax Credit Unfair to Poor Kids and Families
    People For The American Way - 11-4-1999


    MAINE VOUCHER PLAN

  • Supreme Court Turns Down Church-State Cases
    Americans United - 10-12-1999

  • Supreme Court Lets Policy Against Education Vouchers Stand
    People For The American Way - 10-12-1999

  • Federal court rules Maine does not have to pay for religious schooling
    Freedom Forum - 6-2-1999

  • Federal Court Of Appeals Rules Against Private Religious School Vouchers
    Americans United - 6-1-1999

  • Federal Court Vetoes Tax Dollars for Religious Education in Maine
    People For The American Way - 6-1-1999

  • Maine's high court rules that state doesn't have to fund religious education
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1999

  • Maine Supreme Court Rejects Private Religious School Vouchers
    Americans United - 4-26-1999

  • Taxpayers May Not Be Forced to Pay for Religious Schools, Maine's Highest Court Says
    People For The American Way - 4-26-1999

  • Federal appeals panel hears arguments in Maine school-choice case
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1999

  • Federal judge rules Maine does not have to subsidize religious schooling
    Freedom Forum - 8-19-1998

  • Taxpayers may not be forced to pay for religious schools, federal court rules
    People For The American Way - 8-17-1998

  • Federal Court In Maine Rejects Religious School Tuition
    Americans United - 8-14-1998

  • Maine's constitution bars public funds from supporting religion, judge says
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1998

  • Maine's school choice program attacked for excluding religious institutions
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1998


    MICHIGAN VOUCHER PLAN

  • Vouchers: Old fight, new heat
    Free Press - 12-16-1999

  • PFAWF & NAACP Alert Michigan of Approaching Voucher Fight, Urge Support of Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 10-26-1999

  • PFAWF and NAACP Urge Michigan Voters To Shore Up Public Schools and Reject Voucher Experiments
    People For The American Way - 10-7-1999

  • PFAW Joins Fight Against Voucher Ballot Initiative in Michigan
    People For The American Way - 8-24-1999


    PENNSYLVANIA VOUCHER PLAN

  • PFAW Urges Legislators to Resist Gov. Ridge's Stealth Attack on Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 5-5-1999

  • Ridge's Private School Voucher Plan Faulted As 'High-Dollar, High-Risk Roll Of The Dice'
    People For The American Way - 3-30-1999

  • Pennsylvania governor to introduce vouchers in education plan
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-1999


    VERMONT VOUCHER PLAN

  • U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Vermont Voucher Controversy
    Americans United - 12-13-1999

  • High court declines review of Vermont voucher case
    Freedom Forum - 12-13-1999

  • Vermont Supreme Court rules against vouchers for religious schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-1999

  • Vermont Supreme Court Rejects Religious School Vouchers
    Americans United - 6-11-1999

  • Vermont Supreme Court Rejects Tax Dollars for Religious Schools
    People For The American Way - 6-11-1999

  • Vermont high court considers school voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1998


    VIRGINIA TAX CREDIT PLAN

  • Richest Families Would Reap Over $100 Million from Virginia’s Proposed Tuition Tax Credit
    People For The American Way - 2-8-2000


    CLEVELAND, OH VOUCHER PLAN

  • Ohio Vouchers Struck Down
    The Last Word - 1-7-2000

  • Federal judge strikes down Cleveland voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 12-21-1999

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Ohio School Voucher Program
    Americans United - 12-20-1999

  • Federal Court Overturns Ohio Vouchers
    People For The American Way - 12-20-1999

  • Supreme Court lifts injunction against Cleveland voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 11-8-1999

  • Federal judge alters order, allows some vouchers to remain in effect
    Freedom Forum - 8-30-1999

  • Voucher supporters urge appeals court to stay Cleveland ruling
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1999

  • Americans United Hails Federal Court Ruling Blocking Ohio School Voucher Plan
    Americans United - 8-24-1999

  • Federal judge blocks Cleveland voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 8-24-1999

  • Federal Court Halts Ohio Voucher Program
    People For The American Way - 8-24-1999

  • Ohio asks federal court to dismiss challenge to Cleveland voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1999

  • Teacher's union files second suit against Cleveland's voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1999

  • Americans United, Allies Challenge Ohio Voucher Aid To Religious Schools
    Americans United - 7-20-1999

  • Federal Court is Asked to Overturn Ohio Vouchers
    People For The American Way - 7-20-1999

  • Civil rights group to challenge Ohio voucher law
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1999

  • Ohio Urged to Investigate Voucher Mills
    People For The American Way - 7-1-1999

  • Ohio's Summer Rerun of Vouchers Is Still Unconstitutional, Will Be Challenged in Court
    People For The American Way - 6-29-1999

  • Americans United Criticizes Ohio Supreme Ruling On Voucher Aid To Private Religious Schools
    Americans United - 5-27-1999

  • City's school vouchers don't offend First Amendment, Ohio high court rules
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1999

  • Ohio Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Cleveland voucher case
    Freedom Forum - 9-29-1998

  • Ohioans Rally to Save Public Education as Supreme Court Hears Voucher Case
    People For The American Way - 9-28-1998

  • Ohio Supreme Court sets date for oral arguments in school voucher case
    Freedom Forum - 8-21-1998

  • Ohioans Support School Vouchers, Says New Poll
    Freedom Forum - 10-24-1997

  • Ohio Court of Appeals Declares School Voucher Program Unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 5-2-1997

  • ACLU, Rights Groups Vow to Fight School Voucher Ruling
    ACLU - 8-1-1996


    DELAWARE COUNTY, PA VOUCHER PLAN

  • Pennsylvania appeals court refuses to back district's voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 12-29-1999

  • Court Upholds Ruling Against Voucher Plan in S.E. Delco
    People For The American Way - 12-27-1999

  • Voucher Defeat is Victory for Pennsylvania School Children
    People For The American Way - 6-17-1999

  • Pennsylvania Court Strikes Down Private School Voucher Plan
    Americans United - 10-15-1998

  • Judge invalidates Pennsylvania school board's voucher plan
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1998

  • Court Voids School Voucher Plan in S.E. Delco, Pennsylvania
    People For The American Way - 10-14-1998

  • State judge to decide if Pennsylvania school board can implement voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 9-3-1998

  • Civil rights groups urge Pennsylvania court to bar school board's voucher plan
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1998

  • PFAWF calls upon Pennsylvania court to invalidate state voucher plan
    People For The American Way - 7-28-1998

  • Religious School Voucher Program Challenged In Pennsylvania
    Americans United - 4-16-1998

  • Parents challenge Pennsylvania school board's voucher plan
    Freedom Forum - 4-16-1998

  • Pennsylvania school district approves voucher plan
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-1998


    LINCOLN PARK, NJ VOUCHER PLAN

  • ACLU Applauds Decision to Withdraw Voucher Plan
    ACLU - 5-14-1997

  • Lawsuit Challenges New Jersey Voucher Plan
    ACLU - 4-7-1997


    MILWAUKEE, WI VOUCHER PLAN

  • DPI Finds Probable Cause that Voucher Schools Violated Law
    People For The American Way - 5-1-2000

  • Education Advocates Urge Legislators to 'Make Voucher Schools Play by the Rules'
    People For The American Way - 3-23-2000

  • Auditors Raise Serious Questions About Milwaukee Private School Voucher Program
    People For The American Way - 2-2-2000

  • Probe of Milwaukee Voucher Schools to Continue, Wisconsin Education Officials Say
    People For The American Way - 11-29-1999

  • National, Local Leaders Urge Legislators to 'Make Voucher Schools Play by the Rules'
    People For The American Way - 11-17-1999

  • Voucher Schools Balk at State Enforcement of Voucher Law
    People For The American Way - 10-21-1999

  • Religious schools in Wisconsin violating voucher law, civil rights groups say
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1999

  • Milwaukee Voucher Experiment: Rolling the Dice for Children's Future
    People For The American Way - 5-6-1999

  • Milwaukee Religious Schools Flout State Voucher Law
    People For The American Way - 5-6-1999

  • State Urged To Play Fair With Milwaukee's Schools
    People For The American Way - 3-31-1999

  • 24 Schools Flout Wisconsin Law, Risk Expulsion From Voucher Program, DPI Warns
    People For The American Way - 3-24-1999

  • Civil rights groups say religious schools are subverting Milwaukee voucher law
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-1999

  • Voucher Schools Violating Wisconsin Law on Student Admissions
    People For The American Way - 2-2-1999

  • Supreme Court's Rejection Of Wisconsin Voucher Case Sets No Nationwide Precedent, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 1-19-1999

  • Action Plan for Stronger Public Schools and Tougher Voucher School Standards Unveiled for Milwaukee
    People For The American Way - 12-8-1998

  • Milwaukee Voucher Experiment: Milwaukee Stands Up for Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 12-8-1998

  • NACE/CEE opposes school choice
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 12-1-1998

  • ACLU Of WI Regrets Justices' Decision To Pass Up School Voucher Case
    ACLU - 11-9-1998

  • Supreme Court lets Wisconsin decision on school vouchers stand
    Freedom Forum - 11-9-1998

  • Supreme Court Sets Stage for More Confusion Over Vouchers
    People For The American Way - 11-9-1998

  • Americans United Appeals Wisconsin Voucher Decision To U.S. Supreme Court
    Americans United - 9-1-1998

  • Civil rights advocates ask high court to invalidate Milwaukee voucher program
    Freedom Forum - 9-1-1998

  • PFAWF asks U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Wisconsin vouchers
    People For The American Way - 8-31-1998

  • Milwaukee's Vouchers Leave Public Schools More Than $29 Million Short
    People For The American Way - 8-26-1998

  • Investigators Find Milwaukee Voucher Schools Violating Law
    People For The American Way - 8-23-1999

  • ACLU of Wisconsin Asks Voucher Schools To Speak Out In Favor of Anti-Discrimination Laws
    ACLU - 8-14-1998

  • ACLU and NAACP Inform Milwaukee Parents Of Rights Under New Voucher Program
    ACLU - 8-12-1998

  • Voucher proponents say Wisconsin decision would pass constitutional test
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-1998

  • ACLU Says Wisconsin Ruling on Vouchers Leaves Students With No Choice for Religious Liberty
    ACLU - 6-10-1998

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Religious School Voucher Plan: Ruling Will Be Appealed, Says AU
    Americans United - 6-10-1998

  • Wisconsin’s high court says city voucher program can include religious schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1998

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Puts Milwaukee School Plan on Collision Course with U.S. Constitution
    People For The American Way - 6-10-1998

  • Wisconsin attorneys urge high court to overrule voucher program ban
    Freedom Forum - 3-6-1998

  • Wisconsin Appeals Court Strikes School Voucher Plan
    ACLU - 8-22-1997

  • Money for vouchers
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1997

  • "ACLU Argues Against State Funding of Religious Schools"
    ACLU - 2-26-1996

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Grants ACLU Request For Preliminary Injunction Against Milwaukee School Voucher Program
    ACLU - 8-25-1995

  • ACLU Challenges Public Funding of Religious Schools in Wisconsin; Suit Seeks to Stop Vouchers Before School Year
    ACLU - 8-1-1995

  • "ACLU To Sue To Block State Funding of Religious Schools"
    ACLU - 7-5-1995


    NEW YORK CITY, NY VOUCHER PLAN

  • New York City Should Dump Voucher Proposal
    People For The American Way - 3-11-1999


    OTHER VOUCHER PLANS

  • Lawmakers in Texas, New York push voucher plans
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1999


    OTHER VOUCHER STORIES

  • PBS's "National Desk" -- An Education Discussion Gone Wrong
    FAIR - 5-23-2000

  • Apples vs. Oranges A Critique of Two Flawed Studies of Vouchers & Integration
    People For The American Way - 2000

  • Civil rights group battles voucher plans in various states
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1999

  • GOP's Education Amendments Would "Bankrupt" Efforts to Strengthen Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 11-9-1999

  • Vouchers Made a Slow Start, Encountering Political and Legal Pitfalls in State Legislative Sessions Just Ended
    People For The American Way - 7-15-1999

  • Nationwide Roundup Of State Action On Private & Religious School Voucher Legislation
    People For The American Way - 7-14-1999

  • Children's Scholarship Fund Private Voucher Plan Is Ruse To Win Support For Taxpayer Funding Of Private Education, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 4-20-1999

  • New Report Details Links Between Charity & Vested Interests In Campaign Against Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 4-20-1999

  • The Major Players Behind School Voucher Schemes
    People For The American Way - 4-20-1999

  • Grand Illusions: A Look at Who Backs School Vouchers, Who Profits, and Vouchers' Dismal Performance to Date
    People For The American Way - 4-20-1999

  • Privitization Of Public Education: A Joint Venture of Charity and Power
    People For The American Way - 4-20-1999

  • Church schools and public money
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1999

  • Voucher Battle Heats Up Across The U.S.
    People For The American Way - 11-9-1998

  • School Vouchers: Better Education? Or Government Sponsored Religion?
    Freedom Forum - 10-21-1998

  • School Voucher Controversy Escalates as National African American Leaders Coalesce Around Issue
    People For The American Way - 9-10-1998

  • Federal court offers mixed ruling on government aid to religious schools
    Freedom Forum - 8-20-1998

  • ACLU Warns that Christian Coalition's New Agenda Has Same Old Constitutional Problems
    ACLU - 1-30-1997

  • Dirty poll
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1992

  • Aid to religious schools
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 5-1-1991

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  • TEN COMMANDMENTS POSTINGS
  • Kentucky ACLU sues over relocation of Ten Commandments monument
    Freedom Forum - 7-12-2000

  • ACLU of Kentucky Files Suit to Stop Placement of Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-2000

  • Texas man tries to halt judge's display of Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-2000

  • Ten Commandments judge wins primary
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-2000

  • Civil rights group sues Indiana over Ten Commandments monument
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-2000


    NATIONAL TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION & CAMPAIGNS

  • Is Religion the Answer to School Violence?
    APBNews.com - 2-25-2000

  • Push for posting 10 Commandments gaining in states
    SunSpot - 2-14-2000

  • Representatives agree to post Ten Commandments in congressional offices
    Freedom Forum - 10-26-1999

  • Ten Commandments Crusade Shows Disrespect For The Constitution And Religious Diversity, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 10-21-1999

  • Congress Members Posting the Ten Commandments Will Receive Another Gift: a 'Reminder' Copy of the First Amendment
    People For The American Way - 10-21-1999

  • Congressmen wouldn't go further than posting Ten Commandments in schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-1999

  • House backs bill allowing Ten Commandments displays in schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1999

  • Ten Commandments vote: morality gone wrong
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1999

  • Aderholt's 'Ten Commandments Defense Act' Is Patently Unconstitutional, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 6-25-1998

  • Church-State Watchdog Group Denounces Senate Resolution On Ten Commandments
    Americans United - 4-3-1998

  • Congressman introduces law to permit government display of religious codes
    Freedom Forum - 7-9-1998

  • Thou shalt not establish a state religion
    Freedom Forum - 7-9-1998

  • Senate: Thou ought to display the Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 4-8-1998


    ARKANSAS TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Lawmaker wants Ten Commandments posted in Arkansas public schools
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1999


    COLORADO TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Democrats rip 10 Commandments bill
    Denver Post - 2-8-2000

  • Commandments bill goes to full Senate
    Denver Post - 2-3-2000

  • State lawmakers say Ten Commandments belong in public schoolrooms
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-2000


    FLORIDA TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Florida lawmakers' new bills spurring church-state debate
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1999

  • Florida state senator urges display of Ten Commandments in public buildings
    Freedom Forum - 11-20-1998


    GEORGIA TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Georgia legislators may tell schools to post Ten Commandments — or else
    Freedom Forum - 2-1-2000


    ILLINOIS TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • ACLU official: 'Trojan Horse' bill would sneak religious code into Illinois schools
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-2000

  • ACLU of Illinois Criticizes State Bill on Ten Commandments
    ACLU - 2-10-2000

  • ACLU of Illinois Lauds Officials' Decision Remove Religious Postings in Harrisburg Schools
    ACLU - 12-7-1999


    INDIANA TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Barking up the same unconstitutional tree
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-2000

  • Indiana governor signs Ten Commandments bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-14-2000

  • Indiana Legislature sends Ten Commandments bill to governor
    Freedom Forum - 3-6-2000

  • Schools Seeking to Skirt Rules That Bar Ten Commandments
    New York Times - 2-26-2000

  • Indiana House votes to allow Ten Commandments in public buildings
    Freedom Forum - 2-8-2000

  • Taking the Commandments Public
    Washington Post - 2-8-2000

  • Commandments Display OKd
    Chicago Tribune - 1-26-2000

  • State lawmakers seek public-school inclusion of religious ideas
    Freedom Forum - 1-25-2000

  • ‘Freethinkers’ want anti-religious belief posted in courthouses
    Freedom Forum - 2-13-1998


    IOWA TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Iowa Civil Liberties Union Condemns State Lawmakers' Call to Post Ten Commandments
    ACLU - 3-1-2000


    KENTUCKY TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Federal judge orders religious codes out of Kentucky schools, courthouses
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-2000

  • Judge orders removal of Ten Commandments from courts, classrooms
    SF Gate - 5-5-2000

  • Kentucky again approves Ten Commandments law
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-2000

  • Kentucky officials defend Ten Commandments displays in courthouses, schools
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-2000

  • Church & State Viewpoint - Religious Intolerance: Nip It In The Bud
    Americans United - 4-1-2000

  • Kentucky Ten Commandments resolution awaits governor's signature
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-2000

  • Kentucky lawmakers urge display, teaching of Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-2000

  • State lawmakers say Ten Commandments belong in public schoolrooms
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-2000

  • ACLU files lawsuits over Kentucky public displays of Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 11-22-1999

  • ACLU Challenges Posting of Ten Commandments In Kentucky's Schools and Courthouses
    ACLU - 11-18-1999


    MICHIGAN TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Michigan lawmakers consider Ten Commandments, character legislation
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000


    MISSISSIPPI TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Mississippi House approves moment-of-silence, Ten Commandments bills
    Freedom Forum - 3-7-2000


    MISSOURI TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • State lawmakers say Ten Commandments belong in public schoolrooms
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-2000


    SOUTH CAROLINA TEN COMMANDMENTS PROPOSAL

  • Jordan's Ten Commandments Proposal Would Violate Church-State Separation, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 3-9-1998


    SOUTH DAKOTA TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • South Dakota joins call for Ten Commandments in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-2000

  • State lawmakers seek public-school inclusion of religious ideas
    Freedom Forum - 1-25-2000


    TENNESSEE TEN COMMANDMENTS LEGISLATION

  • Turning back the clock in Tennessee
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 4-1-1996


    ADAMS COUNTY, OH TEN COMMANDMENTS PLAN

  • Ohio lawmakers praise school district for supporting Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-1999

  • Ohio resident wants Ten Commandments removed from school property
    Freedom Forum - 2-12-1999

  • Ten Commandments Monuments on Public School Grounds Violates Religious Liberty, ACLU Charges
    ACLU - 2-9-1999


    ALTOONA, PA TEN COMMANDMENTS PLAN

  • Pennsylvania district considers posting Ten Commandments in schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-18-1999


    ASHVILLE, NC TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Third time not the charm for atheist who wants religious plaques removed
    Freedom Forum - 4-9-1999

  • North Carolina man urges judge to rule in Ten Commandments controversy
    Freedom Forum - 1-25-1999

  • North Carolina atheist wants Ten Commandments removed from courthouse
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1998


    BRUNSWICK, GA TEN COMMANDMENTS PROPOSAL

  • City contemplates posting Ten Commandments in all public buildings
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1999

  • Georgia town jumps on Ten Commandments bandwagon
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1999


    CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC TEN COMMANDMENTS PLAN

  • S.C. judge invalidates posting of Ten Commandments in county building
    Freedom Forum - 3-26-1999

  • Government displays of Ten Commandments continue to stir constitutional debates
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1998

  • Americans United Urges South Carolina Court To Make Charleston Ten Commandments Ruling Permanent
    Americans United - 8-12-1998

  • South Carolina attorney general issues pro-Ten Commandments statement
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1998

  • Americans United Advises South Carolina Public Schools To Reject Attorney General's 'Misleading' Opinion On Ten Commandments
    Americans United - 8-11-1998

  • Charleston Citizens Ask Court To Block Ten Commandments Display
    ACLU - 7-15-1997

  • Charleston County Council Display Of Ten Commandments Would Violate Church-State Separation, Groups Charge In South Carolina Lawsuit
    Americans United - 7-14-1997


    COLUMBUS, MS TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • ACLU criticizes public display of Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 11-9-1999


    ELKHART, IN TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Ten Commandments can remain on Indiana town's property, judge rules
    Freedom Forum - 1-4-2000


    GRANT COUNTY, IN TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Indiana County Officials Back Down; Agree to Drop 10 Commandments Law
    ACLU - 12-10-1997

  • County officials to modify display featuring the Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-1997


    HENDRICKS COUNTY, IN TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Government display of Ten Commandments prompts Indiana lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-1997


    JACKSON COUNTY, KY TEN COMMANDMENTS PLAN

  • Posting Ten Commandments is not the way to teach the 'golden rule'
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1999

  • Kentucky school district posts Ten Commandments in classrooms
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1999


    LUMPKIN COUNTY, GA TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Georgia county officials change course on religious display in courthouse
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-1999

  • Ten Commandments to be removed from Georgia courthouse
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-1999

  • Ten Commandments Display To Be Removed From Courthouse In Lumpkin County, Georgia
    Americans United - 3-2-1999


    MANHATTAN, KS TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Officials in Kansas vote to remove religious display from government property
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-1999

  • Manhattan, Kan., City Commission Agrees To Remove Ten Commandments Display From City Hall Grounds
    Americans United - 4-29-1999

  • Civil rights groups challenge Kansas display of Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1999

  • Kansas mayor defends government display of Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1998


    OGDEN, UT TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Federal judge refuses to throw out challenge to Utah Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1999

  • Utah city again challenged over Ten Commandments display
    Freedom Forum - 3-18-1999

  • Civil liberties lawyer files suit over Utah Ten Commandments display
    Freedom Forum - 12-31-1998

  • Ten Commandments display challenged in Utah
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1998


    SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Ten Commandment cases come to an end in Utah, Maryland
    Freedom Forum - 8-27-1998


    SCOTT COUNTY, IN REWRITTEN TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • Rewrite of 10 Commandments still fails test
    Freedom Forum - 12-24-1999

  • Indiana school district to post code of conduct
    Freedom Forum - 12-16-1999

  • School Creates Own Commandments, and a Fuss
    New York Times - 12-16-1999

  • ‘11 precepts’ really Ten Commandments in disguise, says civil rights group
    Freedom Forum - 12-6-1999


    SPENCER COUNTY, KY TEN COMMANDMENTS DISPLAY

  • ACLU: Thou shalt not post Ten Commandments in Kentucky courthouse
    Freedom Forum - 8-5-1998


    SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN TEN COMMANDMENTS RESOLUTION

  • Tennessee resident wants equal public space for plaque
    Freedom Forum - 12-22-1999

  • Government displays of Ten Commandments continue to stir constitutional debates
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1998


    VAL VERDE, CA TEN COMMANDMENTS PLAN

  • ACLU Action Prompts School Board to Abandon Posting of Ten Commandments
    ACLU - 11-24-1999

  • Board of education reverses course on displaying Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1999

  • More public school districts vow to post Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1999

  • ACLU Condemns Local School District's Decision To Post 10 Commandments in School Offices
    ACLU - 11-11-1999


    ALABAMA JUDGE ROY MOORE CASE

  • Alabama judge may have run afoul of ethics laws, state panel says
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-1999

  • Leader of Christian Family Association Attacks Local Religious Leader
    Interfaith Alliance - 3-19-1998

  • Attorney general asks Alabama high court to reconsider Ten Commandments case
    Freedom Forum - 2-12-1998

  • Alabama Supreme Court Rules In Courtroom Prayer Case
    ACLU - 1-23-1998

  • Ten Commandments remain posted on courtroom wall—for now
    Freedom Forum - 1-23-1998

  • Alabama Rally Excludes Non-Christians, Says Interfaith Alliance Group Charges that Rally Promotes Division, not Unity
    Interfaith Alliance - 4-14-1997

  • Media Advisory ACLU of Alabama Briefing On "Save the Commandments" Rally
    ACLU - 4-11-1997

  • ACLU Victorious In Ten Commandments Case
    ACLU - 2-10-1997

  • Alabama Gov. Pledges "Force of Arms" to Prevent Removal of Ten Commandments from Courtroom
    ACLU - 2-6-1997

  • Judge Led Prayer Called Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 3-31-1995


    LOS ANGELES, CA TEN COMMANDMENTS AD AT BASEBALL FIELD CASE

  • Supreme Court turns away case of Ten Commandments barred from ballfield fence
    Freedom Forum - 4-17-2000

  • California high court won't review Ten Commandments case
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1999

  • Refusal to post Ten Commandments on school ballfield is justified, court rules
    Freedom Forum - 11-10-1999

  • State appeals court backs school district's refusal to display Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1999

  • California appeals court to decide if public school must display religious codes
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-1999


    OTHER TEN COMMANDMENTS STORIES

  • Lawmakers in three states call for more religion in public places
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-2000

  • Onslaught Of Ten Commandments Legislation Under Consideration In State Legislatures Nationwide
    Americans United - 2-3-2000

  • Giuliani: I support Ten Commandments displays in schools
    Freedom Forum - 2-10-2000

  • Ten Commandments replacing abortion as key Christian issue, scholar says
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-2000

  • Why Does the ICLU Oppose the Ten Commandments?
    ACLU Indiana - 2000

  • Opinion Editorial: The Ten Commandments, the Schools, and Religious Liberty
    ACLU North Carolina - 2000

  • Americans United Statement In Response To The Family Research Council's 'Hang Ten' Campaign
    Americans United - 11-4-1999

  • Panelists debate proper public place for Thou Shalt, Thou Shalt Nots
    Freedom Forum - 9-13-1999

  • Displays of Ten Commandments can be constitutional, but at what cost?
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-1999

  • Federal suit challenges Arkansas sheriff's posting of religious-based jail rules
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1998

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  • RELIGION PROMOTED WITH PUBLIC FUNDING
  • School district pays church's attorney's fees
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-2000

  • Iowa group may seek state funding for biblical theme park
    Freedom Forum - 7-5-2000

  • Supreme Court Upholds Publicly Funded Equipment For Private Religious Schools
    Americans United - 6-28-2000

  • High court OKs taxpayer funds for parochial schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-2000

  • Supreme Court Sows Confusion with Church/State Ruling
    People For The American Way - 6-28-2000

  • Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Regent University Bond Case Tomorrow
    ACLU - 6-5-2000

  • Virginia Supreme Court Hears Argument In Dispute Over State Aid For Pat Robertson's Regent University
    Americans United - 6-2-2000

  • Trouble At The Old Kentucky Home
    Americans United - 6-1-2000

  • Georgia attorney general: Giving state funds to religious groups is improper
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-2000

  • Americans United Criticizes Move To Give Public Funds To Churches For Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
    Americans United - 5-24-2000

  • Congress considers religion as way to curb drug-use and violence in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-2000


    "CHARITABLE CHOICE" PROGRAMS

  • Legislation Would Entangle Government and Religion
    ACLU - 5-4-2000

  • Congress considers religion as way to curb drug-use and violence in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-2000

  • House passes bill with charitable-choice provision
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-2000

  • Charitable Choice Legislation Could Subsidize Religious Bigotry, Sponsor Concedes
    Americans United - 4-7-2000

  • House committee approves religion's role in literacy programs
    Freedom Forum - 2-28-2000

  • Tax Aid To Churches Through 'Fathers Count Act' Violates Constitution, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 11-10-1999

  • Bush's faith-based plans
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1999

  • Senator again urges expanded role for religion in social service programs
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1999

  • 'Charitable Choice' Funding Of Churches Violates Separation Of Church And State, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 5-24-1999

  • Lawmakers offer bill encouraging social service work by churches
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1998

  • Community Renewal Bill Threatens Religious Liberty
    ACLU - 5-19-1998

  • Senator seeks to expand reach of 'Charitable Choice' law
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1998

  • States push laws allowing religious groups to administer welfare services
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1998

  • Civil libertarians prepare suit to bolster wall between church, state
    Freedom Forum - 1-8-1998


    "CHARITABLE CHOICE" RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION ISSUES

  • Civil rights advocates ask court to sever Kentucky's ties to Baptist health center
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-2000

  • Americans United, ACLU Challenge State Funding Of Baptist Children's Home In Kentucky
    Americans United - 4-17-2000

  • Groups File Groundbreaking Lawsuit Against Kentucky and State-Funded Religious Group That Fired Lesbian Employee
    ACLU - 4-17-2000

  • Religious groups question San Francisco's anti-discrimination laws
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1998

  • Should churches take government money to fund social programs?
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 10-1-1996


    BOY SCOUTS DISCRIMINATION ISSUE

  • Supreme Court Hears Boy Scout Case
    People For The American Way - 4-26-2000

  • Boy Scout controversy pits ACLU against God, mom, apple pie
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-1999

  • ACLU challenges public schools, military over sponsorship of Boy Scouts
    Freedom Forum - 4-16-1999

  • Chicago stops sponsorship of Boy Scout programs
    Freedom Forum - 2-6-1998


    NEW YORK'S CREATION OF A JEWISH SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Supreme Court blocks dismantling of Jewish public school district
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-1999

  • New York's high court strikes down law calling for Jewish school district
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999

  • State lawyers still defending N.Y. school district for Hasidic Jews
    Freedom Forum - 2-15-1999

  • Court again knocks down school district for Orthodox Jews
    Freedom Forum - 7-9-1998

  • New York judge bars public funds for Jewish school
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-1998


    PAT ROBERTSON'S REGENT UNIVERSITY BOND CASE

  • Virginia Supreme Court Will Hear Case Involving Bond Issue For Pat Robertson's Regent University
    Americans United - 3-14-2000

  • Agency asks Virginia high court to allow bond issue for Christian college
    Freedom Forum - 9-24-1999

  • Virginia judge blocks grant of state bonds to private Christian college
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1999

  • Pat Robertson's Regent University Denied Tax-Exempt Bonds By Virginia Court
    Americans United - 7-31-1999

  • Virginia taxpayers to challenge Christian university's request for $55 million in tax-exempt bonds
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1999

  • Judge Says Regent University is Pervasively Religious, Cannot Receive State Support for Bonds
    ACLU - 7-30-1999

  • ACLU and Virginia Taxpayers Oppose State Funding For Christian University Founded by Pat Robertson
    ACLU - 7-19-1999

  • Virginia Court Should Block Government Bond Issue For TV Preacher's Regent University, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 7-19-1999

  • Americans United Threatens Lawsuit Over Bond Issue For Pat Robertson's Regent University
    Americans United - 5-20-1999


    COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE FUNDING CASE

  • High court won't hear appeal from religious school seeking state aid
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-1999

  • Legal tug-of-war continues over religious college denied state funds
    Freedom Forum - 10-30-1998


    CALIFORNIA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GRANT CASE

  • CA School Officials Withdraw Plan to Give County Funds to Sectarian School
    ACLU - 5-25-1999

  • ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Against County Grant to Catholic School in CA
    ACLU - 4-29-1999


    INDIANA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FUNDING CASE

  • Indiana county's plan to fund religious school spurs lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-2000


    LOUISIANA PAROCHIAL SCHOOL AID CASE

  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Important Parochial School Aid Case
    Americans United - 12-1-1999

  • Supreme Court grapples with church-state boundaries in school aid case
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1999

  • High court agrees to review public aid to parochial schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-1999

  • High Court's Decision To Hear Louisiana Parochial School Aid Case Sets Stage For Major Church-State Showdown
    Americans United - 6-14-1999

  • Federal court offers mixed ruling on government aid to religious schools
    Freedom Forum - 8-20-1998


    MICHIGAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOND CASE

  • ACLU sues county for issuing bonds to Catholic school
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1998


    MISSISSIPPI CHURCH FUNDING CASE

  • Mississippi County Supervisors Sued For Using County Funds for Church Addition
    ACLU - 9-29-1997


    NEW YORK PAROCHIAL SCHOOL AID CASE

  • Supreme Court Upholds Parochial School Aid, ACLU Says Church-State Wall Eroded
    ACLU - 6-23-1997


    WISCONSIN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL INTERNET SUBSIDY CASE

  • Wisconsin defends subsidy of Internet access at all public, private schools
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1998

  • Wisconsin group challenges state subsidies for Internet access at religious schools
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1998


    CHARTER SCHOOL ISSUES

  • Parents ask court to stop charter school from teaching creationism
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-2000

  • New York Charter School Reverses Decision to Teach Creationism
    People For The American Way - 2-25-2000

  • Charter School to Raise Topic Of Creationism
    New York Times - 2-18-2000

  • State education board says churches can house charter schools
    Freedom Forum - 9-23-1999

  • Parents challenge religious activities in Michigan charter school
    Freedom Forum - 4-6-1999

  • ACLU of MI Challenges Charter School For Church-State Violations
    ACLU - 4-1-1999

  • Chicago Catholic school proposes reopening as a charter school
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1999

  • Plan To Convert Chicago Catholic School Into Charter School May Lead To Lawsuit, Says Church-State Watchdog Group
    Americans United - 1-20-1999

  • Can Charter Schools Be Separated From Religious Foundation?
    Freedom Forum - 9-7-1997


    RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS DURING SCHOOL HOURS

  • Group objects to Tibetan ceremonies on Utah public school grounds
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-2000

  • Appeals court to reconsider decision barring clergy from Texas school program
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1999

  • Appeals court strikes down school policy of inviting clergy to counsel students
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1999

  • Louisiana school district seeks help in defending religious lunch clubs
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999

  • Christian men's group forced to cancel event at Tennessee public school
    Freedom Forum - 4-1-1999

  • Civil rights group blasts pastor's 'lunch clubs' in Louisiana public schools
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-1999

  • Lawsuit settled between Florida school officials, students
    Freedom Forum - 1-12-1999

  • Creationism advocate to speak at Washington high school
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-1998

  • Christian athletes sue after school apologizes for religious skit
    Freedom Forum - 3-12-1998

  • Students' suit seeks to halt school's pastoral counseling
    Freedom Forum - 3-1-1998

  • Students at Indiana public school challenge presence of clergy during school hours
    Freedom Forum - 2-20-1998


    USE OF PUBLIC FACILITIES FOR RELIGIOUS USES

  • Church sues Texas school district for denying it use of school facilities
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-2000

  • Federal appeals court upholds school district's exclusion of religious group
    Freedom Forum - 3-15-2000

  • Religious youth group continues battle for access to N.Y. public school
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-2000

  • Federal judge: Louisiana school can't bar Christian group from facilities
    Freedom Forum - 8-5-1999

  • Religious group seeks to defend Florida churches that worship in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 3-15-1999

  • Church continues fight for use of school auditorium for religious worship
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1999

  • Religious group sues Louisiana school district for barring use of facilities
    Freedom Forum - 9-4-1998

  • Federal court upholds New York school policy barring religious meetings
    Freedom Forum - 11-4-1998

  • Georgia after-school reading program prompts church-state questions
    Freedom Forum - 10-14-1998

  • Football field becomes center of free-speech debate
    Freedom Forum - 8-5-1998

  • Pastor sues for access to school buildings
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-1998

  • Georgia orders school to acknowledge religious group
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1997

  • Missionaries invade public schools
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 7-1-1990


    OTHER USES OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR RELIGIOUS USES

  • City Won't Fund 'Abstinence' Rally; Cites Church-State Separation!
    The Gainesville Sun - 1-25-2000

  • School board considers giving bus to church
    Freedom Forum - 12-12-1997

  • California taxpayers support singing evangelist
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1997

  • Federal Court Rules Unconstitutional Barrington's Practice of Snow-Plowing for Churches
    ACLU - 11-22-1996


    OTHER RELIGIOUS COERCION STORIES

  • Texas appeals court rules 'God Pod' issue must go to trial
    Freedom Forum - 1-19-1999

  • Bible-reading bus driver reassigned
    Freedom Forum - 10-19-1998

  • Slayer fan claims religious liberty violated after counselor performs exorcism
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-1998

  • Maryland investigates ballclub’s Church Bulletin Day promotion
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1998

  • ACLU objects to promotion of religious rally by school district
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1998

  • ACLU Warns that Christian Coalition's New Agenda Has Same Old Constitutional Problems
    ACLU - 1-30-1997

  • Bible stories end in Florida
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 3-1-1991

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  • MISCELLANEOUS CHURCH/STATE ISSUES
  • Church-state battle seen in NY race
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-2000

  • Federal judge says state's marriage-counseling policy violates First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 5-31-2000

  • Salt Lake officials stick with decision on Main Street sale
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000


    HISTORY OF CHURCH/STATE SEPARATION STORIES

  • WWJD: What Would Jefferson Do?
    Americans United - 4-13-2000

  • Quotes From The Founding Fathers
    Political Amazon - 3-24-2000

  • Americans United Responds to The New York Times Magazine Article On Separation of Church and State
    Americans United - 2-1-2000

  • Noting the anniversary of a historic religious-freedom bill
    Freedom Forum - 1-15-1999

  • National scholars question Library of Congress' take on wall of separation
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1998

  • The roots of church/state separation
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1996

  • A church free to serve
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 10-1-1996

  • Church and state in early New England
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1996

  • On rendering to Caesar
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1996

  • QUIZ What do you know about separation of church and state?
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1995

  • Reader's Digest errs on church-state separation
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 2-1-1995

  • Is separation of church and state a myth?
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1994

  • Separation of church and state on trial
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1991

  • A note on church/state separation
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1990


    ATTACKS ON THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

  • Why D. James Kennedy is wrong about the separation of church and state
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 3-1-2000

  • D. James Kennedy attacks separation of church and state
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 3-1-2000

  • TV Preacher Kennedy Spreads Misinformation About Church And State, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 1-28-2000

  • ACLU Responds to Gingrich Challenge
    ACLU - 1-15-1998


    SUPREME COURT CASES

  • High court refuses to review trio of church-state rulings
    Freedom Forum - 10-12-1999

  • Supreme Court church/state update
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1999

  • Supreme Court looks at church/state cases
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1996

  • Inside the Supreme Court
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1993


    CLINTON'S RELIGIOUS LIBERTY GUIDELINES

  • Clinton issues expanded guidelines for religious expression in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 12-20-1999

  • President Clinton announces mailing of religious-liberty guidelines to all public schools
    Freedom Forum - 12-18-1999

  • Americans United Expresses Concern About Clinton Proposal For Church-School 'Partnerships'
    Americans United - 12-17-1999

  • Miami-Dade County to distribute religious information to students
    Freedom Forum - 8-28-1998

  • President reissues guidelines on student religious activity in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1998


    VARIOUS LEGISLATION

  • Oklahoma lawmakers push for bills promoting Christian beliefs
    Freedom Forum - 4-25-2000

  • Politics, Not Principle, Motivates House Votes On Church-State Legislation, Charges Americans United
    Americans United - 6-17-1999

  • Amendments to Juvenile Justice Bill Would Make the First Amendment Another Casualty of Littleton
    People For The American Way - 6-16-1999

  • Pastor wants Alabama town to be based on 'teachings of Jesus Christ'
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1999

  • Florida ACLU Calls on Gov. Jeb Bush To Veto Two Unconstitutional Bills
    ACLU - 5-7-1999

  • Indiana lawmakers introduce bills calling for more religion in the public square
    Freedom Forum - 2-10-1999

  • Proposed amendments in Missouri raise ire of national civil rights group
    Freedom Forum - 1-25-1999

  • Slow down, look closely at Religious Liberty Protection Act, Senate urged
    Freedom Forum - 9-23-1998

  • Illinois Legislature passes religious freedom protection act
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1998

  • Florida Legislature sends governor religious freedom act
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1998

  • Maryland lawmakers hear arguments for and against religious freedom act
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1998


    SALT LAKE CITY SELLS CITY BLOCK TO MORMON CHURCH

  • Salt Lake officials stick with decision on Main Street sale
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000

  • City attorneys defend sale of city block to Mormon church
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1999

  • ACLU sues Salt Lake City over deal with Mormon church
    Freedom Forum - 11-17-1999

  • City attorney: Salt Lake won't renegotiate easement
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-1999

  • Tug of war continues over sale of street to Mormon Church
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-1999

  • Salt Lake City attorney defends sale of street to Mormon church
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-1999

  • Mormons purchase portion of Utah public street, create code of conduct
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999


    TAX BREAKS FOR BIBLE SALES

  • Pennsylvania continues fight for tax breaks for religious publications
    Freedom Forum - 8-3-1999

  • Tax break solely for religious publications found to offend First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1999

  • R.I. high court finds tax break for Bibles is unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 4-9-1999

  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Upholds Bible Sales Tax Exemption As Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 4-7-1999

  • Rhode Island wants to keep religious books tax-exempt
    Freedom Forum - 12-16-1998

  • Governor appeals for restoration of tax break on Bibles
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1998


    SCHOOL BIBLE DISTRIBUTION SCHEMES

  • North Dakota School District Agrees to End Bible Distribution
    ACLU - 12-4-1997

  • ACLU of West Virginia Challenges Bible Distribution in Schools
    ACLU - 5-25-1995

  • Gideon Bible giveaway ends
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1990

  • School district agrees to stop Bible distribution
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1997

  • Gideon Bibles in the schools
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 7-1-1991


    MARRIAGE/DIVORCE POLICIES

  • Group claims Wisconsin marriage policy entangles government, religion
    Freedom Forum - 12-30-1999

  • What God hath joined together No-fault divorce laws challenged in Michigan
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 7-1-1996


    ROLE OF CHAPLAINS IN GOVERNMENT

  • Chaplains sue Navy, claiming religious-liberty violations
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-2000

  • House Chaplaincy Battle Shows Danger Of Mixing Religion And Government, Says AU
    Americans United - 3-24-2000

  • S.C. lawmaker wants chaplains in schools
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1999

  • School district flunks with chaplain idea
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1998

  • School board in Ohio considers use of chaplains in schools
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1998


    TEXAS COURT BAN ON NON-MAINSTREAM CHURCH

  • Lesbian Mom Fights Court Ban On Taking Daughter to Church
    ACLU - 9-1-1999

  • Texas Court Can't Determine Which Churches Are 'Main Line,' says Americans United
    Americans United - 9-1-1999


    TEXAS COURT SENTENCES CHILD TO GO TO CHURCH

  • Texas judge to stop sending juvenile offenders to church
    Freedom Forum - 2-10-1998

  • ACLU Wins Texas Suit to Stop Judge From Ordering Teenagers to Church
    ACLU - 2-5-1998


    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABUSING POWER OF OFFICE

  • Body of Christ, Texas
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1990

  • Ohio mayor crusades for decency
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1990


    MASSACHUSETTS ZONING LAW

  • Suburban Bostonians try to halt completion of Mormon temple
    Freedom Forum - 1-3-2000

  • Massachusetts residents sue state, claiming zoning law favors religion
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1998


    RELIGIOUS LITMUS TESTS FOR OFFICE

  • Only Christians need apply Religious freedom and Michael Farris
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 8-1-1993


    OTHER STORIES

  • 10 YEARS AGO Sam Ervin's legacy
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 5-1-1995

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  • RELIGION PROMOTED BY PUBLIC DISPLAYS
  • Federal judge OKs N.J. town's holiday display
    Freedom Forum - 6-27-2000


    BRISTOL, RI NATIVITY SCENE

  • ACLU of Rhode Island Sues Bristol Over Nativity Scene Display
    ACLU - 8-3-1998


    CUSTER COUNTY, MT NATIVITY SCENE

  • ACLU of Montana Challenges County Creche Display
    ACLU - 12-21-1999


    DENVER, CO NATIVITY SCENE

  • Court: Atheists can't place sign in Denver's Nativity scene
    Freedom Forum - 12-27-1999

  • Anti-religious group challenges Denver’s holiday display
    Freedom Forum - 12-15-1999

  • Anti-creche message posted next to Denver Nativity scene
    Freedom Forum - 11-29-1999


    DUNCAN, SC NATIVITY SCENE

  • S.C. town council won't buy Nativity scene
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1999


    FAYETTEVILLE, PA PUBLIC PARK CROSS CASE

  • State to remove crosses from Pennsylvania park land
    Freedom Forum - 9-3-1998


    FLORISSANT, MO NATIVITY SCENE

  • Federal appeals court: Town's holiday display doesn't violate Constitution
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1999

  • Federal judge bars Missouri town from displaying crčche on public property
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1998

  • Eastern Missouri ACLU Wins Decisive Challenge To Nativity Scene At Town Civic Center
    ACLU - 9-25-1998


    HAWAII STATE CAPITAL DISPLAY OF RELIGIOUS SYMBOL

  • Civil rights group protests placement of religious symbols in Hawaii Statehouse
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-1999

  • Hawaii attorney general defends Christian symbol in Statehouse corridor
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1999

  • Hawaii state senator refuses to remove religious symbol from office door
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-1999


    HYDE PARK, VT HOLIDAY DISPLAY CROSS CASE

  • The Grinch: Eight years later
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 12-1-1994


    JERSEY CITY, NJ HOLIDAY DISPLAY

  • Appellate panel OKs N.J. city's modified holiday display
    Freedom Forum - 2-19-1999

  • Judges hear arguments over N.J. creche constitutionality
    Freedom Forum - 8-7-1998

  • Judge: Santa and Frosty don’t ‘demystify’ religious display
    Freedom Forum - 12-5-1997

  • New Jersey Holiday Display Struck Down Again
    ACLU - 12-4-1997


    LITTLE ROCK, AR NATIVITY SCENE

  • Religious symbols in public holiday displays continue to stir debate
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1998

  • Nativity scenes removed from holiday displays in Ark., Mass.
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1998


    MARSHFIELD, WI PUBLIC PARK STATUE OF JESUS

  • Federal judge orders city to build fence around Jesus statue
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-2000

  • Jesus statue still raises constitutional concerns for Wisconsin city
    Freedom Forum - 2-7-2000

  • Wisconsin town no longer owns Jesus statue, so judge allows it to remain in park
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-1999

  • Christian group asks federal court to dismiss suit challenging statue of Jesus
    Freedom Forum - 9-8-1998


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK NATIVITY SCENE RESOLUTION

  • Holiday season highlights controversy over nativity scenes
    Freedom Forum - 12-30-1997

  • Oklahoma City Votes to Allow Nativity Scenes at Fire Houses
    ACLU - 12-24-1997


    PHILADELPHIA, PA NATIVITY SCENE

  • Religious display in federal park raises constitutional concerns
    Freedom Forum - 12-17-1997


    PITTSFIELD, MA NATIVITY SCENE

  • Massachusetts town to allow Nativity scene display in public park
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1999


    SAN DIEGO, CA PUBLIC PARK CROSS CASE

  • San Diego County to give park with Latin cross to private group
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1999

  • San Diego Ends Nine-Year Effort To Keep Christian Cross in a Public Park
    ACLU - 9-3-1999

  • San Diego County must sell portions of park surrounding Latin cross, judge rules
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1998

  • Federal Judge Again Orders San Diego To End Support For Mt. Helix Cross
    ACLU - -9-28-1998


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA PUBLIC PARK CROSS CASE

  • Federal judge upholds San Francisco's sale of park containing cross
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-2000

  • U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear San Francisco's Appeal in Mt. Davidson Cross Case
    ACLU - 3-17-1997


    SCHUYLERVILLE, NY PUBLIC SCHOOL CRUCIFIXION PAINTING CASE

  • Public school bans crucifixion
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1990


    SOMERSET, MA NATIVITY SCENE

  • Religious-rights group supports Mass. town's use of Nativity scene
    Freedom Forum - 1-6-1999

  • Nativity scenes removed from holiday displays in Ark., Mass.
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1998

  • Nativity Scene at Town Hall is Unconstitutional, MA Judge Rules
    ACLU - 11-30-1998


    SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ MENORAH DISPLAY

  • City officials in New Jersey town restore religious display
    Freedom Forum - 12-19-1997


    ST. ANN, MO NATIVITY SCENE

  • Religious symbols in public holiday displays continue to stir debate
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1998

  • ACLU Wins Restraining Order In Eastern Missouri Nativity Case
    ACLU - 12-9-1998

  • Holiday season highlights controversy over nativity scenes
    Freedom Forum - 12-30-1997

  • Missouri Town Agrees To Remove Nativity Scene
    ACLU - 12-24-1997


    SYRACUSE, NY RELIGIOUS DISPLAY

  • High Court OKs city-sponsored religious display
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1998


    TEHECHAPI, CA CEMETARY CROSS CASE

  • Cross barred from cemetary
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1990


    TURON, KS PUBLIC PARK HOLIDAY DISPLAY CROSS CASE

  • Residents in Kansas town protest removal of cross from city park
    Freedom Forum - 12-15-1998


    WALL, NJ HOLIDAY DISPLAY

  • Federal judge refuses to dismantle N.J. town's holiday display
    Freedom Forum - 12-27-1999

  • Civil rights group asks judge to pull plug on N.J. town's holiday display
    Freedom Forum - 12-22-1999

  • Civil rights group challenges another N.J. holiday display
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-1999


    OTHER STORIES

  • Public officials take opposite paths in dealing with religious holiday displays
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1999

  • Crčches and Santa on the courthouse lawn
    Freedom Forum - 12-24-1998

  • More debate prompted by religious symbols on public property
    Freedom Forum - 12-21-1998

  • How and when government can celebrate religion during holidays
    Freedom Forum - 12-14-1998

  • Public displays of Christianity cause tension in various cities
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1998

  • Nativity scenes prompt moral and legal questions
    Freedom Forum - 12-17-1997

  • Public schools confront the "December dilemma"
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1997

  • What does the Supreme Court say?
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 12-1-1994

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  • RELIGIOUS CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS
  • Georgia School Board Urged to Respect the Constitution by Cancelling Plans to Teach "Respect for the Creator" in Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 7-17-2000

  • Critics question constitutionality of public schools' Bible courses
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000


    GEORGIA BIBLE CURRICULUM PROPOSAL

  • Georgia school officials decline Bible curriculum
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1999

  • Georgia attorney general: Bible courses are constitutionally suspect
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1999

  • Georgia Attorney General Warns Education Board About Bible Teaching in Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 11-23-1999

  • Bible curriculum before Georgia school board raises church-state debate
    Freedom Forum - 8-10-1999

  • Bible Courses Proposed for Georgia High Schools Called "Blueprint for Trouble"
    People For The American Way - 8-5-1999


    LEE COUNTY, FL BIBLE CURRICULUM

  • Florida issues new guidelines for using Bible in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 4-6-2000

  • Florida Drops Unconstitutional "Bible History" Courses, Revamps Curriculum
    People For The American Way - 3-16-2000

  • Civil rights group asks Florida governor to stop 'unconstitutional' Bible courses
    Freedom Forum - 1-14-2000

  • Florida "Bible History" Courses Violate Constitution, New Investigation Reveals
    People For The American Way - 1-13-2000

  • The Good Book Taught Wrong: 'Bible History' Classes in Florida's Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 1-13-2000

  • Excerpts from Exams and Other Instructional Materials Used in Florida Public School 'Bible History' Courses
    People For The American Way - 1-13-2000

  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 1-13-2000

  • A Case in Bible Study: Lee County, Florida
    People For The American Way - 1-13-2000

  • New Day for Lee County, Fla. Schools
    People For The American Way - 9-2-1998

  • Florida Bible History Case Settles
    ACLU - 2-26-1998

  • Florida school board drops fight for embattled Bible course
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1998

  • Florida school board votes to fight for Bible course
    Freedom Forum - 2-19-1998

  • Insurer relents, decides to fund Bible-course battle
    Freedom Forum - 2-13-1998

  • Insurer told school board it wouldn’t defend Bible course
    Freedom Forum - 2-6-1998

  • Federal judge allows portion of Bible course to proceed in Florida
    Freedom Forum - 1-22-1998

  • Federal Court Issues Order In Lee County Bible History Case
    ACLU - 1-20-1998

  • Florida residents challenge Bible curriculum in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1997

  • Florida Citizens File Lawsuit Against Unconstitutional "Bible History" Classes
    ACLU - 12-9-1997

  • Florida school board seeks help from religious rights group
    Freedom Forum - 12-5-1997

  • Florida School District Adopts Bible History Curriculum
    Freedom Forum - 10-23-1997

  • Church-State Watchdog Group Urges School Board To Reconsider Bible Courses In Lee County Public Schools
    Americans United - 7-11-1997


    MONROE COUNTY, WV BIBLE CURRICULUM

  • West Virginia school board gives go-ahead to Bible course
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-1999

  • West Virginia public school board considers Bible course
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1998


    CALIFORNIA RELIGIOUS TEXTBOOKS

  • School district returns texts rife with Christian teachings
    Freedom Forum - 9-17-1999

  • School district sued over textbooks laden with religious messages
    Freedom Forum - 8-27-1999

  • This public school bell has a Christian ring
    Freedom Forum - 8-27-1999

  • ACLU of Southern California Sues School District Over Use of Religious Textbooks in Public School
    ACLU - 8-24-1999


    CALIFORNIA WALDORF EDUCATION CURRICULUM

  • Parents group rejects settlement in Waldorf curriculum case
    Freedom Forum - 12-15-1999

  • School districts offer settlement in Waldorf curriculum case
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1999

  • Parents continue fight to rid public schools of Waldorf curriculum
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1999


    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY EARTH DAY CONTROVERSY

  • N.Y. school district to appeal church-state ruling on curriculum
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1999

  • School district's curriculum violates church-state separation, rules federal judge
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-1999

  • Parents tell judge that N.Y. public school promotes New Age religion
    Freedom Forum - 3-1-1999

  • Families accuse N.Y. school district of double standard in teaching religion
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-1999


    RELIGIOUS SONGS IN SCHOOL CHOIR CASES

  • Former choir member asks Supreme Court to review suit
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1998

  • Lawyers urge court to review high school choir case
    Freedom Forum - 1-9-1998

  • Albuquerque, N.M., school district suspends choir director
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1997

  • Court rules choirs’ religious repertoire didn’t violate student’s rights
    Freedom Forum - 12-22-1997


    OTHER BIBLE CURRICULUM STORIES

  • Tennessee county to offer Bible history classes if state approves
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-2000

  • `Judeo-Christianity'' to be taught in Kentucky schools
    AP - 2-18-2000

  • Bible classes in public schools spur church-state debates
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1999

  • School district asked to adopt Bible curriculum
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1999

  • ACLU Asks Virginia Town To Remove Preachers from Schools
    ACLU - 6-24-1998

  • Ohio school district considers goals that include belief in God
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • PFAWF & Other Religious Liberty Organizations Agree on Common Ground on the Bible in Public Schools
    People For The American Way - 11-11-1999

  • National Council on Bible Curriculum
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 3-1-1998

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  • RELIGION PROMOTED IN MOTTOS, SEALS AND DOCUMENTS
  • Colorado Schools That Post Religious Motto Risk Lawsuit, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 7-6-2000

  • Colorado Board of Education urges display of 'In God we trust' motto
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-2000

  • House Vote On Ohio Motto Is 'Shameless Political Grandstanding'
    Americans United - 6-27-2000

  • Civil rights group says Georgia county seal advances religion
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000


    OHIO STATE MOTTO

  • Ohio's official nod to Christianity is unconstitutional, federal appeals panel rules
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-2000

  • Ohio Appeals Court Strikes Down Christian State Motto as Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 4-25-2000

  • Federal Court Of Appeals Strikes Down Biblical Phrase As Ohio State Motto
    Americans United - 4-25-2000

  • Ohio ACLU to appeal federal decision upholding state's Christian motto
    Freedom Forum - 9-17-1998

  • ACLU of Ohio Appeals Decision Upholding State Motto
    ACLU - 9-16-1998

  • Federal judge looks to tradition, history in upholding Ohio's use of God in motto
    Freedom Forum - 9-9-1998

  • Federal judge allows Ohio to display religious state motto
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1998

  • State solicitor says Ohio’s religious-based motto is constitutional
    Freedom Forum - 12-19-1997

  • Ohio Defends Plan to Inscribe Gospel Quote on State Property
    Freedom Forum - 10-24-1997

  • Ohio State Motto Raises Constitutional Question
    Freedom Forum - 8-1-1997

  • ACLU Sues to Block Christian State Motto
    ACLU - 7-31-1997


    REPUBLIC, MO CITY SEAL

  • Missouri town won't continue fight for fish symbol on city seal
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-1999

  • Federal judge: Missouri town's seal violates First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-12-1999

  • The Fish Must Go: Court Rules Missouri Must Remove Religious Symbol from City Logo
    ACLU - 7-9-1999

  • Fish symbol stinks
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 7-9-1999

  • Wiccan follower endures Christian town's harassment
    Freedom Forum - 10-19-1998

  • Republic, Mo., defends use of town logo as a proper nod to religion
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-1998

  • ACLU sues Missouri town, claiming its seal supports Christianity
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1998

  • Republic, Mo., officials vote to keep Christian symbol in town logo
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-1998

  • Missouri Town Vows to Keep Christian Fish Symbol on Official Logo
    ACLU - 5-12-1998

  • Officials endorse fish symbol in town seal; will fight for its survival
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1998

  • ACLU says Missouri town’s official seal advertises Christianity
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-1998


    STOW, OH CITY SEAL

  • Ohio town to fight on for embattled city seal
    Freedom Forum - 1-19-1999

  • Ohio town seal violates separation of church and state, federal judge finds
    Freedom Forum - 12-18-1998

  • ACLU of Ohio Victorious In Case Against City Seal
    ACLU - 12-16-1998

  • Opposing sides in battle over Stow, Ohio, town seal discuss settlement
    Freedom Forum - 9-28-1998

  • Federal judge urges lawyers to reach settlement in dispute over Stow, Ohio, seal
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1998

  • Fight over Stow, Ohio, town seal reflects divisions over public displays of religion
    Freedom Forum - 7-31-1998

  • Insurance company to cover city's costs in defending seal
    Freedom Forum - 1-9-1998

  • Civil liberties group challenges town seal in federal court
    Freedom Forum - 12-17-1997

  • City puts out call for legal defenders to protect town seal
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1997

  • City asks court to declare town seal constitutional
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1997

  • Voters reject council’s plan to replace city seal
    Freedom Forum - 11-7-1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • ACLU of GA Sues Local Officials Over Ten Commandments Image in County Seal
    ACLU - 5-15-2000

  • Florida city council keeps God in charter
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1998

  • In God We Trust - with a note on the Pledge of Allegiance
    Refuse And Resist - 4-18-1998

  • Mo. county official to remove religious oath from tax form
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1998

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  • CREATIONISM/EVOLUTION ISSUES
  • Challenger makes issue out of science standards
    Topeka Capital Journal - 7-21-2000

  • 75 Years After Scopes' Conviction, Creationism-Evolution Drama is Recreated in Kansas Theatre
    People For The American Way - 7-12-2000

  • Religious Right Activists Try New Tactics To Expel Evolution From Public Schools
    ACLU - 7-7-2000

  • 75 Years After Historic Scopes Trial, Religious Liberty Battles Continue
    ACLU - 7-7-2000

  • Scopes Trial's 75th Anniversary and Today's Evolution Dispute
    People For The American Way - 6-27-2000

  • Scopes Trial's 75th Anniversary and Today's Evolution Dispute Spark Theatre and Debate
    People For The American Way - 6-27-2000

  • Supreme Court refuses to review evolution-disclaimer case
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-2000


    KANSAS ANTI-EVOLUTION EDUCATION STANDARDS

  • State Capitals Stirred By Evolution
    Washington Post - 3-8-2000

  • Evolution-creation debate grows louder with Kansas controversy
    CNN - 3-8-2000

  • Kansas education board stands by controversial science-education guidelines
    Freedom Forum - 10-14-1999

  • Weird Science
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 9-20-1999

  • Education, civil rights groups mount efforts to save evolution science
    Freedom Forum - 8-19-1999

  • ACLU Urges Kansas Public Schools to Reject Religion-Based Evolution Teachings in Science Classes
    ACLU - 8-13-1999

  • Kansas state school board adopts standards that ignore evolution
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1999

  • AU Warns Kansas Board Of Education On Anti-Evolution Science Education Standards
    Americans United - 8-10-1999

  • State Education Board Urged to Uphold Strong Science Teaching for Kansas Schools
    People For The American Way - 8-10-1999


    LOUISIANA EVOLUTION DISCLAIMER POLICY

  • Appeals court: Louisiana school evolution disclaimer still doesn't fly
    Freedom Forum - 1-27-2000

  • School board's efforts to protect creationism blocked by appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1999


    MICHIGAN CREATIONISM POLICY

  • Michigan district to stock school libraries with books on creationism
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1999

  • Michigan school officials suggest offering students alternative to evolution
    Freedom Forum - 10-12-1998

  • Michigan school board declines to act on creationism request
    Freedom Forum - 11-12-1997


    OKLAHOMA CREATIONISM BILL

  • Oklahoma lawmakers call for creationism in science textbooks
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000

  • Oklahoma House Passes Bill Requiring Science Textbooks To Acknowledge 'God As The Creator Of Human Life'
    Americans United - 4-6-2000


    WEST VIRGINIA CREATIONISM PROPOSAL

  • West Virginia lawmaker insists creationism be included in science classes
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-2000

  • West Virginia school board dumps resolution supporting creationism
    Freedom Forum - 12-20-1999

  • West Virginia School District Rejects Creationism Resolution
    Americans United - 12-15-1999


    OTHER CREATIONISM/EVOLUTION DISPUTES

  • Parents ask court to stop charter school from teaching creationism
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-2000

  • New York Charter School Reverses Decision to Teach Creationism
    People For The American Way - 2-25-2000

  • Charter School to Raise Topic Of Creationism
    New York Times - 2-18-2000

  • Minnesota teacher wants to debunk evolution in science classes
    Freedom Forum - 10-18-1999

  • New Mexico Board of Education backs teaching of evolution
    Freedom Forum - 10-12-1999

  • Kentucky education officials drop word ‘evolution’ from guidelines
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999

  • School board's efforts to protect creationism blocked by appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1999

  • Washington State Teacher Told to Stick to Science
    ACLU - 10-2-1998

  • Creationism advocate to speak at Washington high school
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-1998

  • Idaho university can give credit for Mormon-led classes
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1998

  • Sticky Solution: Glue the Pages
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1996

  • Vista gives OK to creation 'science'
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 8-1-1993


    OTHER STORIES

  • Statement of Ralph G. Neas President, People For the American Way Foundation On Polling Results: Evolution vs. Creationism
    People For The American Way - 3-10-2000

  • Public Wants Evolution, Not Creationism, in Science Class, New National Poll Shows
    People For The American Way - 3-10-2000

  • Public Opinion on Evolution and Creationism 75 Years after Scopes
    People For The American Way - 2000

  • Evolution deadlock needs a new script
    Freedom Forum - 8-22-1999

  • Scientists issue call to support teaching evolution in public classrooms
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1998

  • Smiting science
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1996

  • Creationism: The growing threat
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1994

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  • RELIGION PROMOTED BY PROCLAMATION

    NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

  • Religious Right Using National Day Of Prayer To Launch Propaganda Campaign Against Church-State Separation
    Americans United - 5-3-2000

  • National prayer day spurs church-state concerns
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-2000

  • Federal government, religious groups join to celebrate God
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1999

  • National Day Of Prayer Has Become Platform For Religious Right Propaganda Campaign, Charges Church-State Watchdog Group
    Americans United - 4-28-1999

  • National Day Of Prayer: Confusing Church And State
    Americans United - 5-5-1998


    ARIZONA "BIBLE WEEK" PROCLAMATIONS

  • Arizona town defends 'Bible Week' proclamation
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-1999

  • Arizona governor ends support of 'Bible Week' proclamations
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-1999

  • Arizona Governor Drops "Bible Week" Proclamation, Prompting ACLU to Drop Lawsuit
    ACLU - 3-1-1999

  • Federal judge issues negative order against Arizona's 'Bible Week' proclamation
    Freedom Forum - 11-23-1998

  • Arizona politicians' religious proclamations spur attention, debate
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1998

  • Federal judge delays Arizona mayor's 'Bible Week' proclamation
    Freedom Forum - 11-17-1998

  • Mayor plans to issue 'Bible Week' proclamation despite threat of legal action
    Freedom Forum - 11-12-1998

  • Arizona mayor issues "Bible Week" proclamation
    Freedom Forum - 11-21-1997


    NEBRASKA "MARCH FOR JESUS DAY" PROCLAMATION

  • Nebraska governor proclaims 'March for Jesus Day'
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-1999

  • PFAWF Urges Governor To Avoid "Clearly Unconstitutional Action"
    People For The American Way - 4-30-1999


    UTAH "BIBLE WEEK" PROCLAMATION

  • Utah mayors again proclaim 'Bible Week'
    Freedom Forum - 11-12-1999


    ASHVILLE, NC EARTH RELIGIONS PROCLAMATION

  • N.C. mayor declares end to religious proclamations
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1999

  • Ministers condemn N.C. mayor's declaration of Earth Religions Awareness Week
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1999


    GADSDEN, AL "THE CITY OF PRAYER" PROCLAMATION

  • Mayor proclaims Alabama town 'City of Prayer'
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1999


    MIAMISBURG, OH "THE YEAR OF THE BIBLE" PROCLAMATION

  • Ohio mayor rescinds Bible year proclamation after state ACLU objects
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-1999

  • Mayor Rescinds "Year of the Bible" Proclamation after ACLU Threatens Lawsuit
    ACLU - 12-30-1998


    REDLANDS, CA "MARCH FOR JESUS DAY" PROCLAMATION

  • ACLU Files Lawsuit Against City of Redlands For Endorsing Religious Rally; Urges Private Parties to 'March for Jesus'
    ACLU - 5-13-1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • Congressional Leaders Honor Extremist TV Preacher
    Americans United - 3-23-2000

  • West Virginia mayor rescinds proclamation honoring evangelist
    Freedom Forum - 9-4-1998

  • Supreme Court refuses to hear two church/state cases
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1993

  • No 'Year of the Bible' here
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1990

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  • MISAPPLICATION OF CHURCH/STATE SEPARATION
  • Students accuse high school of religious discrimination
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-2000


    RESTRICTIONS ON STUDENT DISTRIBUTION OF RELIGIOUS MATERIAL

  • Miami school faces lawsuit over literature distribution
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1999

  • Student sues to distribute religious texts at school
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1999

  • Barred from handing out Bibles, student sues school district
    Freedom Forum - 8-16-1999

  • Florida students claim college violated their free-speech rights
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1999

  • Parents sue N.Y. school district after teens told to stop distributing fliers
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-1999

  • School system considers barring kids from distributing outside materials
    Freedom Forum - 8-10-1998

  • School district reverses course, will allow student to hand out Bibles
    Freedom Forum - 4-9-1998

  • Florida school board votes to settle First Amendment lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 1-15-1998

  • Court approves 'review only' policy for underground student publications
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1997


    RESTRICTIONS ON STUDENT EXPRESSION OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS IN ASSIGNMENTS

  • Federal judge: School properly refused to display student's religious artwork
    Freedom Forum - 3-1-2000

  • Federal appeals court hears case of boy barred from reading Bible story
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-2000

  • School district admits educators erred in barring Christian music from class
    Freedom Forum - 12-14-1999

  • Full appeals court to decide if school was right to block boy's Bible story
    Freedom Forum - 12-2-1999

  • Boy Sues Upstate School For Expelling Jesus
    New York Post - 11-14-1999

  • Religious-liberty group seeks rehearing in Bible-reading case
    Freedom Forum - 11-9-1999

  • Student's drawings censored for including religious images
    Freedom Forum - 11-4-1999

  • Federal appeals panel upholds ban on boy reading Bible story to class
    Freedom Forum - 10-25-1999

  • Federal appeals court hears arguments in Bible-story case
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1999

  • Federal appeals court to reconsider decision in Bible-reading case
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999

  • Group asks appeals court to review decision in Bible-reading case
    Freedom Forum - 10-9-1998

  • Student should be allowed to read Bible story
    Freedom Forum - 2-1-1998

  • N.J. student appeals ruling on Bible-story reading
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGIOUS BASED SCHOOL CLUBS

  • Wisconsin students accuse school of censoring religious expression
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-2000

  • Ohio school, student Bible club settle federal suit
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1999

  • School district, Christian club settle federal lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1999

  • Virginia school district alters policy, grants equal access to religious club
    Freedom Forum - 9-7-1999

  • Federal judge supports policy that differentiates between student clubs
    Freedom Forum - 4-8-1999

  • Rule for religious clubs remains simple: Give equal treatment
    Freedom Forum - 2-21-1999

  • Virginia high school student accuses district of hostility toward religion
    Freedom Forum - 2-15-1999

  • Florida high school student challenges district policy on religious groups
    Freedom Forum - 1-22-1999

  • Student says school wouldn’t let her form Bible club
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-1998

  • School board to allow Bible club to meet during school hours
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • S. D. school board bars staff from sending religious messages via e-mail
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1999

  • Religion in schools not an all-or-nothing proposition, Haynes tells civil rights commission
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1998

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