Stories by Rob Boston

Rob Boston is director of communications at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. His latest book is "Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do." subscribe to Rob Boston's feed

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They claim you can't use the term 'Christmas tree,' let alone display one in public.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These brave people rose up when America was threatened with a religious takeover.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Christian zealots can learn important lessons from these historical events.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2014, Source: Free Inquiry

This myth promotes the pernicious idea that non-Christians are second-class citizens.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

The books by Cleon Skousen promote bad history and racism.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2014, Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Who's making decisions about what children in Texas learn? It's not good news.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Some Catholic school officials are acting as if it’s their legal right to tap the public purse, even as their schools serve a private, sectarian purpose.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2014, Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

At Pisgah High School in Canton, N.C., atheist students who wanted to form a club ran into roadblocks and harassment -- despite having the law on their side.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: Prometheus Books

There is real religious persecution in the world. Right-wing Christians in America aren’t experiencing it.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The religious right engages in wishful thinking.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: Talk To Action

Evangelical groups plot to take a page out of the playbooks of Karl Rove and the Koch brothers by raising millions of dollars.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Every year, the right-wing freaks out about an imaginary war on Christmas.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Many public schools in America do all they can to avoid teaching evolution.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Meet "God's Lawyers."

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Imagine fighting a pitched church-state battle when you’re a teenager in high school.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Creationists continue to spread ignorance in our public schools.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: Church & State Magazine

A teacher who allegedly burned students and contested validity of evolutionary theory filed a lawsuit charging that his right to free speech and academic freedom had been violated.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

At crucial points when the church-state wall was most threatened in America, there were people who rose up to defend it.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

U.S. law is honeycombed with examples of special benefits that organized religions enjoy.

Posted on: May 2, 2011, Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

The Religious Right in America is lavishly funded and politically well connected. These groups raise more than three-quarters of a billion dollars annually, mostly tax-exempt.

Posted on: May 2, 2011, Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

The rapid rise of the Tea Party and its burgeoning alliance with the Religious Right are further proof of the staying power of theocratic movements in American politics.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2010, Source: Church & State

The North Carolina constitution bars state office to "any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God." An Asheville councilman is prepared to put that clause to the test.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source: Church & State Magazine

You might have heard of Pat Robertson and James Dobson, but they're just the tip of the iceberg.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2008, Source: Church & State

New lawsuit argues that South Carolina's 'I Believe' license plate favors Christianity over other faiths.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2008, Source: Church & State

Six megachurches face inquiries into whether "taxpayers are being taken for a ride."

Posted on: Oct 3, 2007, Source: Church & State

As the school year gets under way, public schools around the nation are under siege from Religious Right pressure groups determined to turn them into instruments of evangelism.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2007, Source: Church & State

<i>Everson v. Board of Education</i>, the Supreme Court decision that kicked off the culture wars, marks its 60th anniversary.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2006, Source: Church & State

A Bush-funded prison initiative that fast-tracked parole for Christian converts has been swatted down in the federal courts.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2006, Source: Church & State

Who they are, what they want, and why these American ayatollahs must be stopped.