Monday, May 12, 2014

AU Responds To Town of Greece Decision

In a press release today, Americans United announced that it is implementing a coordinated response to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Town of Greece that permitted sectarian invocations at city council sessions.  AU's program will oppose attempts to pressure local governments to institute invocations.  It will educate local officials about the parameters of the Supreme Court's decision.  It will offer assistance to individuals from a range of religious and philosophical traditions who want to offer inclusive opening messages at local council meetings. Finally it will engage in dialogue and, if necessary, litigation where the Supreme Court's decision is being violated. According to AU:
 The plan, dubbed “Operation Inclusion,” is necessary to ensure that the rights of all Americans are protected and to respond to misleading claims by Religious Right groups....
[Thanks to Jeff Pasek for the lead.]