Lynn v. Sekulow
Faith-Based Initiatives Archives

Jay, I’m not saying that faith-based social service groups do not do good work. Some do great work, and many do this work with private funding in order to maintain their religious independence. Other groups that want to receive taxpayer …Read More

Barry,   I’m surprised you are not applauding the first year record of President Obama’s White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  The White House touts its first year accomplishments and says it has “brought people together across religious lines” …Read More

It’s been one year since Obama announced his version of the faith-based office. Civil rights and civil liberties groups such as Americans United are still fighting Bush-era battles over tax funding to religious groups that proselytize, job discrimination on religious …Read More

Barry,   There’s nothing “alarming” about Teen Challenge receiving federal funding merely because it is a Christian-based organization.   The receipt of government funds by organizations like Teen Challenge is entirely permissible, as those funds foster an important and secular …Read More

Jay,   While we wait to hear what happens in Congress over the health care bill, I thought we may move on to another topic.     I’d like to discuss an important issue that Americans United has been working …Read More

Barry, I’m surprised you vigorously oppose former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy joining the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  You cite his religious beliefs about marriage.  Would you have a different opinion if Dungy supported same-sex …Read More

Jay, you may be the only person in America who is shocked (yes,shocked) that President Obama is making good on campaign promises. During thecampaign, Obama was open about his pro-choice views on abortion. He vowed tooverturn the regressive (and frankly …Read More

Barry, I don’t think anyone really has a clue on how President Obama plans to move forward with his faith-based efforts.  I am not sure the even the President knows at this point.

In spite of your best efforts, Jay, the United States Senate soundly rejected the argument that the stimulus package contained some terrible provision which would interfere with religious student groups meeting in buildings that might be funded by a few tax …Read More