The Texas Freedom Network is joining with our friends from the Austin chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State to co-sponsor a speech on Monday (October 18) by AU’s national executive director, Rev. Barry Lynn. Rev. Lynn’s speech, “Church and State Under Obama… and Beyond,” begins at 7 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover. The Austin chapters of Equality Across America and the Center for Inquiry are also co-sponsoring this AU event, which is free and open to the public.
Texas has become a central front in the religious right’s war on separation of church and state. That fact was never clearer than during the State Board of Education‘s radical revisions of science and social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools in 2009 and earlier this year.
TFN has been proud to stand with Rev. Lynn and AU members in working for religious liberty and against efforts by the religious right to use government to promote a radical agenda that is hostile to freedom, the Constitution and mainstream people of faith. In fact, we hosted Rev. Lynn for a speech in San Antonio in 2007, an event that was part of our Faith and Freedom Speaker Series. We hope to see you at Rev. Lynn’s speech on Monday here in Austin. You can find out more about the event here.