Invitation: AU Executive Director Barry Lynn Speaks on Major Church/State Issues

The following is an invitation from our friends at Separation of Church & State Meetup:

A Very Special Event -- Barry Lynn, AU Executive Director speaking in Portland!

The presentation is entitled:

“Three 800 Pound Gorillas Enter the Church-State Arena And It's No Joke”

Barry Lynn’s talk will emphasize three major church/state issues that are popping up around the country: illegal political activity by churches, government funding for religious groups with discriminatory hiring practices, and for-profit businesses with owners claiming religious objection to covering birth control for their employees.

What might be surprising is that the Obama administration is doing very little to preserve church/state separation in two of these areas and is waffling on the third.

Perhaps the most effective voice for church/state separation today, Barry Lynn frequently appears on national TV news programs. He is a lively speaker who is always up-to-date on the latest issues.

For more information about Barry Lynn, this event, parking/handicapped access, or to view short videos of Barry Lynn in action, visit

This event is presented by the Columbia Chapter of AU and by the Portland Church-State Meetup. It is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30.

Please come and bring a friend.


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  • Gretchen

    I've recently read that the administration is considering using government money to rebuild religious buildings (churches, synagogues, mosques) damaged in the recent East Coast storms. This would be fourth matter of concern, I imagine

    February 13, 2013

  • Bruce A.

    many thanks to Sue Marie for posting this information. Barry Lynn has not spoken in Portland since 2007. He is a very energized speaker who is very involved in all current church/state issues.

    February 13, 2013

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