AHA News |  

AHA Statement on Town of Greece v. Galloway Supreme Court Case

November 5, 2013

In order to keep U.S. religious institutions and government from adversely affecting each other, the American Humanist Association is urging the Supreme Court to uphold a lower court decision that keeps the Town of Greece, NY away from religious endorsement supported with exclusively Christian prayers during council meetings. Oral arguments in the case, Town of Greece v. Galloway, are being heard on Wednesday. The AHA has filed an amicus brief (with others) supporting the church-state separation guaranteed by the First Amendment's Establishment Clause.

"Everyone is best served when government doesn't prioritize one religion over another," said American Humanist Association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt. "It would be a major disservice to religious and non-religious Americans alike if the Supreme Court decided to use this case to remove any church-state separation protections that keep everyone's religious freedoms intact."

American Humanist Association

Carroll County: A Small Maryland Community Gets Big Attention for All the Wrong...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Matthew Bulger, the AHA's legislative associate, reports on our first congressio...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

We're happy to welcome a new chapter, Washington DC, Atheists, Humanists and Agn...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Check out some photos from yesterday's congressional briefing on humanist celebr...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Our first congressional briefing was a success! The room was completely packed w...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Wonder Works Day Camp in Moscow, Idaho has begun! The first day was a huge succe...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

The briefing on military chaplaincy has begun.

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Today, the American Humanist Association will be hosting our first Congressional...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Here is a video from Harvard's Making Caring Common Project. 5 Ways to Raise M...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Why the Way We Live is More Important. Get TheHumanist.com by email once a week...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Hey, have a laugh! http://hmn.st/1sFRZ33 Get TheHumanist.com by email once a we...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

No matter how right or how wrong, religion can not establish morality for the ma...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

I have come across this many times. While this topic may not be important to all...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Jesus Cones! A new way to violate church-state separation, in Gwinnett County, G...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Well this is rad! AHA Board Member Herb Silverman is featured in this short (10...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

It may seem silly, maybe even a blatant mockery, but if you really think about i...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

A Blessing in Disguise for Atheists? Check out AHA Legal Director David Niose's...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

This is a very interesting interactive chart explaining bible contradictions, sh...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Have you seen the new FYI Network show Married At First Sight? Tell us what you...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Vaccination Exception; God doesn't want me to receive vaccines... Luis Gran...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

With Corporations becoming "people", they will obviously be exploring religion.....

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

An Invocation for Everyone: What the Secular Invocation in Greece, N.Y., Means f...

10 days ago