Friday, January 8, 2010

Americans United for Separation of Church & State, Oklahoma City Chapter, Announces Legislative Preview

Press release, January 8, 2010
for immediate release
Mike Fuller, chair, 405-570-3244
James Nimmo, information chair, 405-843-3651
P.O. Box 892747, Oklahoma City, OK 73189

Americans United for Separation of Church & State, Oklahoma City Chapter, Announces
Legislative Preview

The Preview will begin promptly at 9:00am
Please allow ample time for arrival at the WEST Capitol entrance

(OKLAHOMA CITY) The Oklahoma City chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State ( , ) announces its first annual Legislative Preview to be held in the Oklahoma Legislature Senate Chamber on Saturday, January 23, 2010.

The Preview will convene at 9:00am and conclude at 11:00am.

This preview of bills filed by the Oklahoma Legislature for the 2010 session beginning on February 1, will be a selection of bills deemed to be important for or threatening to the separation of church and state in Oklahoma.

Sponsors of the selected bills will be invited to speak briefly about their bills with questions from the audience encouraged.

Entry will be through the west entrance. Ample free parking and handicapped facilities are available. The public is invited to attend.

Americans United (AU) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.

You may use the comment box below to send your name if you are attending or considering attending. Please note the security policy in the above article.

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  1. from Jim Huff, long time leader of our OKC AU chapter:

    Being informed is the first step to protecting the “separation of church and state principle” in Oklahoma. There are many who oppose the principle and seek to destroy it or reduce its relevance in our state. I hope that those of you receiving this message will make a strong effort to attend the “Legislative Preview” Saturday, January 23, 2010.

    If you have any difficulties with the email locations, please use the telephone numbers to gain any needed information.

    A few hours on the 23rd will pay off in effective contacts with the legislators and governor during the coming session.

    I hope to see many of you there.

    Jim Huff

  2. from Don Chabot:
    Read, really read, the First Amendment.

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

    And the clause in Article VI, "...but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." ( )

  3. Oklahoma Constitution:

    Section II-5: Public money or property - Use for sectarian purposes.

    No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use,
    benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest,
    preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.


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