Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017
A religious liberty advocacy group in the US has warned that a Supreme Court ruling that the state of Missouri must extend a playground fund to religious organisations could "open the door to more taxpayer support for religion".
Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017
The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has unanimously ruled that a florist cannot discriminate against same-sex couples, in a ruling welcomed by American secularists.
Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has said it is disappointed after the Senate narrowly voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017
President Trump has promised to fulfil a campaign pledge to abolish the Johnson Amendment, which prevents tax-exempt organisations, including churches, from partisan political activity.
Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2016
The American Humanist Association has filed a lawsuit in Colorado to challenge 'Operation Christmas Child', an evangelical charity scheme, being promoted by public schools.
Posted: Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a law which prevents tax-exempt organisations from endorsing political candidates.
Posted: Thu, 21 Apr 2016
All workers at the Kentucky 'replica' of Noah's Ark will have to sign a statement "professing Christ as their saviour"; after a judge ruled that the park can discriminate even though it benefits from tax incentives.
Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2016
A Pew survey conducted in January 2016 has found that most Americans are still put-off by an atheist presidential candidate, with 51% saying they would be less likely to support a non-religious aspirant.
Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2015
A county clerk in Kentucky has persisted in denying same-sex couples marriage licenses, in open defiance of a federal court order.
Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2015
In an historic case the US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that same-sex couples have a legal right to marriage.
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2015
Former US congressman Barney Frank has advised US atheist politicians to 'stay in the closet' and not to use the word "atheist."
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2015
A California lawyer has proposed a "Sodomite Suppression Act" and warned of "God's just wrath" should the state of California not put homosexuals to death.
Posted: Tue, 06 May 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that opening public meetings with prayer does not automatically violate the Constitution's ban on government endorsement of religion.
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2013
Tomorrow (6 November) the United States Supreme Court will consider whether opening council meetings with prayers is legal.
Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2013
A group promoting fundamentalist Christian values in the United States is demanding the right to deliver "inspirational messages" during public school assemblies.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013
An open letter issued by the American Catholic Bishops Conference which seeks legal restrictions on abortion and contraception has been condemned as "Orwellian" by the Catholics for Choice organisation.
Does the closure of leading “gay-cure” ministry signal a change of direction for America’s Religious Right?
Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
Exodus International, one of the oldest "gay-cure" ministries in America, is closing down after admitting that it has hurt and damaged thousands of homosexuals.
Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013
Over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20% say religion's influence is increasing. These represent Americans' most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years.
Posted: Mon, 20 May 2013
The US Supreme Court is to consider whether prayers can be offered as part of government meetings.