Events and Awards

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Events and Awards

Rep Scott receives the AU VA Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award from Linda Gissen, former chapter president

Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott presented with the Distinguished Lifetime Award for courageous and victorious championing of church and state separation by Linda Gissen, former chapter president


Ellery Schempp, PHD
Virginia Chapter Distinguished Lifetime Award

For a lifetime of courageous and victorious championing
of church and state separation

Ellery Schempp was the primary student involved in the landmark 1963 United States Supreme Court case of Abington School District v. Schempp which declared that public school-sanctioned Bible readings were unconstitutional. The Schempp case stands as a powerful bulwark against government-sponsored religion. The Supreme Court has cited it repeatedly since then. It is more important today than ever before. Click here to read the full text of Dr. Schempp's presentation.

President Rubyjean Gould, Awardee Ellery Schempp, and VP Robert Clapp

Sunday, January 15, 2006