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.

"The teacher allegedly stated that President Barack Obama is not a Christian and that any parent who supports Obama is not a Christian, either.

...in a parent-teacher conference soon after the comments were made, the teacher "presented to the parents a packet of several pages from a website that expressed her views on religion and politics" instead of adequately addressing their concerns."

Read more at:  http://www.ajc.com/news/news/georgia-school-corrects-teacher-after-she-brings-p/nkmS5/?ecmp=ajc_social_facebook_2014_sfp

UPDATE:  NAACP calls for teacher's resignation.  Read more at:  http://www.ajc.com/news/news/ncaap-dublin-school-nancy-perry-bill-obama-comment/nksz7/?hc_location=ufi

UPDATE 2:  Teacher removed from classroom:  http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/04/28/middle-school-teacher-who-questioned-obamas-religion-yanked-from-dublin-classroom/?ecmp=ajc_social_facebook_2014_politics_sfp