Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Nashville Chapter
PO Box 210005 . Nashville TN 37221

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Executive Director Rev. Barry Lynn Coming to Nashville

THE REVEREND BARRY LYNN, Attorney, Minister, Executive Director of AMERICANS UNITED for Separation of Church and State, Washington DC. will speak at a joint meeting of Americans United with Sunday Assembly on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The meeting will be held at West Police Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike in Nashville.  Refreshments and conversation begin at 5:30 pm with introductions and talk at 6.

Parking limited; arrive early or seek parking nearby.
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The Reverend Barry W. Lynn is the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State based in Washington, D.C. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ as well as an attorney.  Lynn appears frequently on TV, radio and in the press as a defender of religious liberty. His organization publishes the award-winning Church & State magazine and is involved in nearly every major lawsuit concerning the religion clauses of the First Amendment. He has said: “The largest threats [to religious liberty] as I see them today can be placed into two broad categories: threats to religious minorities and non-believers, and efforts to radically redefine religious liberty.”
Lynn will also speak (more briefly) at the SUNDAY ASSEMBLY 10:00am service, Sunday April 10, 2016, at Fondren Hall Auditorium, Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212.  Free parking entrances on 18th Avenue South. See separate notice,
“Separation Anxiety: Are We Winning or Losing The Fight For Real Religious Freedom?”
Rev. Lynn will also address a political science class at Vanderbilt University while visiting.

Welcome to the web site of Nashville Chapter Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The chapter was initiated by a chapter formation committee in May of 2001. We expect to be a watchdog for any violations of religious liberty in Tennessee and especially Middle Tennessee.

Article VI of the United States Constitution states that there shall be no religious test for public office. The First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." We believe that every citizen, no matter of what religion (or of no religion), must be equal before the law.

Basic to our American heritage is the concept that religious groups must be independent and not reliant upon government. Citizens must not be taxed for religion. It is not the purpose of government to promote any religion or group of religions, nor may government favor religion over disbelief.

Therefore we have deep concerns over the current attempts to destroy separation of church and state and claim it does not exist. Among the many violations are the "charitable choice" provisions of "faith-based initiatives," attempts to funnel tax monies to religious schools, government- sponsored or government-organized prayers (as opposed to individual, personal prayers), posting of religious mottos in public buildings, teaching "creationism" as if it were science, censorship of literature and arts, legislation which imposes the beliefs of one religion on all citizens - and many more.

Step 1: Send us your e-mail address so you can be added to the Tennessee list.
Step 2: Submit your check for membership ($25 or more) to:

Americans United
PO Box 210005
Nashville TN 37221

Step 3: Tell us what you can do to help.