Welcome to the Georgia Chapter
of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
"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; from George Seldes, ed., The Great Quotations, Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1983, p. 369)
While the Constitution offers us a wonderful guarantee of freedom, it is, as with all guarantees, only as good of a protection for our liberty as the strength of our demand that it be honored and lived up to. If we continue to sleepwalk through our democracy, assuming that the protections are there automatically, we can assuredly kiss our freedom, our liberty our way of life goodbye.
Join The 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. Jeffrey Selman, the current president of AU Georgia, was a lead plaintiff in the "evolution sticker" suit against the Cobb County Board of Education, and he continues to be an advocate for believers and un-believers alike who are victims of religious discrimination or policies that violate the doctrine of church-state separaton.
Are you a victim of religious harrassment or do you have some other SOCS issue? Contact us anonymously and share your story.