Stories by Rob Boston

Rob Boston is the assistant director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which publishes Church and State magazine. subscribe to Rob Boston's feed

Posted on: Jun 24, 2012, Source: Free Inquiry

The myth that America is a "Christian nation" is not only untrue, but promotes the pernicious idea that non-Christians are second-class citizens.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: Church & State Magazine

Americans today enjoy access to effective birth control. But it wasn't always this way and religious conservatives are trying to turn back the clock.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In these five cases, the Supreme Court dropped the ball on separation of church and state.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2012, Source: Church & State Magazine

Many in America's Catholic leadership and on the evangelical right claim there's a war on religion. In fact, they are waging a war on individual liberties.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These important moments helped establish and maintain the separation of church and state in America.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We shouldn’t overlook members of the Christian clergy who have buttressed the church-state wall.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Thomas Jefferson believed that a coolly rational form of religion would take root in America. Was he ever wrong.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2012, Source: Church & State Magazine

In an unusually religion-soaked primary season, faith has been front and center for months. What's next?

Posted on: Nov 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

For decades Christian conservatives have claimed persecution. Their powerful hold on Washington tells a different story.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2011, Source: Talk To Action

Let's hope students at Missouri high school can find another way to get their hands on Vonnegut's masterpiece.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2011, Source: Church & State Magazine

Religious Right strategies to introduce fundamentalist Christianity into public school science classes have (ironically) evolved over the years.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Gov. Rick Perry’s call for a day-long event of prayer and fasting Aug. 6 at a sports stadium in Houston is a dramatic escalation of government meddling in religion.

Posted on: May 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Religious Right groups and their allies in the Tea Party claim to respect American values, but much would change if they had their way.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2010, Source: Church & State

Fundamentalist evangelists are hiding their religious agenda to sneak into public schools and preach to a captive audience of students.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2010, Source: Church & State Magazine

As organizations that claim tax-exempt status, churches cannot directly intervene in elections. A religious right group is trying to change that.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009, Source: Church & State

Religious conservatives, safely out of the public eye, let loose a string of shocking diatribes at the Values Voter Summit.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2009, Source: Church & State Magazine

Will financial and sex scandals sink the hopes of middle-age culture warriors Ralph Reed and Randall Terry? Don't count them out just yet.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2009, Source: Church & State Magazine

David Barton likens himself to a biblical prophet. He wants to destroy the separation of church and state. Why is he designing school curricula?

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: Church & State

With James Dobson inching toward retirement, many wonder who will fill the religious right's bully pulpit.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2008, Source: Church & State Magazine

The nation's most prominent Religious Right legal group is looking for a pastor who will knowingly break the law and spark an IRS penalty.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2008, Source: Church & State

Frank Schaeffer, John Whitehead and Cal Thomas have repudiated the theocratic movement they once led. Here’s why.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2008, Source: Church & State Magazine

Presidential candidates are professing their faith as the "Jesus Factor" continues to reverberate in politics.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2007, Source: Church & State

It's the Christmas tale the Religious Right doesn't want you to hear: Their spiritual forebearers hated the holiday and even banned its celebration.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2007, Source: Church & State

James Dobson and Religious Right allies threaten to dump the Republican Party if the presidential nominee fails "family values" test.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2007, Source: Church & State Magazine

Presidential candidates are getting barraged by the media on questions about their prayers, their sins, and their beliefs on religious doctrine -- and some of them seem to enjoy it.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2007, Source: Church & State

A recent essay in <i>Time</i> magazine claimed "The religious right's era is over." Someone better tell that to the GOP presidential candidates praying for the fundamentalist movement's blessings.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2007, Source: Church & State

Well-coordinated "faith-based" initiatives and anti-evolution lobbying in state capitols from New Jersey to Colorado signal a stealth national strategy by Religious Right organizations.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2002, Source: Church & State Magazine

TV preacher Pat Robertson and Liberian dictator Charles Taylor are going for the gold together.