Thomas Jefferson

"I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.” -- Thomas Jefferson, as President, in a letter to the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut, 1802

While the First Amendment to the Constitution offers us a wonderful guarantee of freedom to believe as we wish, it is, as with all guarantees, only as good a protection for our liberty as the strength of our demand that it be honored. If we are not vigilant, these protections can be eroded over time, and eventually, will no longer exist.

Join The Atlanta Georgia Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State in our struggle to preserve one of the most important principles established by our founding fathers, the "wall of separation" between church and state.

Jeff Selman, our current chapter president, was a lead plaintiff in the "evolution sticker" suit against the Cobb County Board of Education, and he continues to be an advocate for all who are victims of religious discrimination or policies that violate the doctrine of church-state separation.

"When the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into law by former president Bill Clinton on 16 November 1993, it did so with rare bipartisan support...

Critics say that the RFRA gives businesses and other groups defined as persons under the law a way to discriminate against LGBT people, who are not a protected class in the state.

So, how did a law that brought diverse religious groups and divided political parties together in 1993 become a polarizing issue 22 years later?"

Read more:  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/02/religious-freedom-restoration-history