Americans United Begins Fight for Separation of Church and State
A new organization, Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State (POAU), was formed on this day in Chicago to fight for the separation of church and state and to defend the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
The creation of POAU was prompted by the Supreme Court’s Everson v. Board of Education decision, on February 10, 1947, which permitted public funds for the transportation of students to private and parochial schools.
POAU continues today under the name Americans United.
Go to the Americans United web site: http://www.au.org/
Learn more about separation of church and state: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/category/religion
And more: Jeremy Gunn and John Witte, No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty (2012)