Sunday, May 26, 2013

AU Policy Analyst Rob Boston to Speak in Santa Monica June 3

AU Senior Policy Analyst
ROB BOSTON
“Freedom of Religion” vs.
Separation of Church & State
Monday Eve., June 3, 2013
The Santa Monica Synagogue
1448 18th St., Santa Monica
7pm
The Religious Right has recently seized an opportunity to impose their religious values and break down the Constitutional protection of separation of Church and State by framing their argument as “Freedom of Religion”.
Americans United recognizes this effort as only the most recent tactic to undermine the First Amendment and turn religious neutrality into religious privilege.
Rob Boston, AU’s Senior Policy Analyst, will review the background and precedent behind the RR’s claim, its likelihood to be upheld in US courts, and what it would mean for all Americans if it were upheld.
Rob Boston, Senior Policy Analyst and Assistant Director of Communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, is recognized as a leading writer and researcher on church-state topics and the author of three books: Close Encounters with the Religious Right: Journeys into the Twilight Zone of Religion and Politics (Prometheus Books, 2000); The Most Dangerous Man in America? Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition (Prometheus Books, 1996) and Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State (Prometheus Books, 1993).
Sponsored by the Americans United for Separation of Church and State
– Greater Los Angeles Chapter

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