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ROBERT BOSTON

Robert Boston is senior policy analyst and assistant director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He also serves as assistant editor of AU’s monthly magazine Church & State.

Boston, who joined the Americans United staff in 1987, is recognized as a leading writer and researcher on church-state topics and an articulate advocate for the separation of church and state. He frequently writes about the political goals of the Religious Right and other church-state issues, such as religion in public schools, tax aid to sectarian education and religious freedom. He covers the U.S. Supreme Court for Church & State and has attended oral arguments in every church-state case at the high court since 1988.

Boston is the author of three books: Close Encounters with the Religious Right: Journeys into the Twilight Zone of Religion and Politics (Prometheus Books, 2000); The Most Dangerous Man in America? Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition (Prometheus Books, 1996) and Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State (Prometheus Books, 1993; second edition, 2003).

In addition, Boston often serves as a spokesman for Americans United and has appeared on NBC’s “Nightly News,” CNN’s “Anderson Cooper,” Fox News Channel’s “O‚ÄôReilly Factor” and other programs. He has also appeared as guest on talk radio programs all over the county and been interviewed by numerous print media outlets. He also represents Americans United at speaking engagements throughout the country.

Boston and wife Carol reside in Silver Spring, Md., with their two children, Claire and Paul.