Group defending religious freedom forms Augusta chapter

A new chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State has formed in Augusta.

The Central Savannah River Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is being created to defend religious freedom and church-state separation, chapter president Frank Carl said.

The group aims to address several issues, including the role of religion in public education, taxpayer funding of religious schools, government display of religious symbols and the right to religious freedom.

Americans United was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Local residents who want to learn more can e-mail the chapter at amunitedcsra@gmail.com or call (706) 364-5253.

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