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Flagler Democrats Will Demonstrate For Obamacare in Front of Health Department Tuesday

| September 30, 2013

The noon demonstration by the Flagler County Democratic Club marks the first day of Obamacare’s insurance exchanges, and protests Florida’s sustained opposition, and various obstacles, to the law, including the prohibition against use of local health departments to make it easier for the uninsured to get coverage.

Edifice Complex: Palm Coast Council Should Forget About Gang of Six’s Geezer Gimmick

| July 12, 2013

The Gang of Six–the former Palm Coast City Council members wanting to build a new city hall–are showing their age with the outdated nature of their idea, argues Merrill Shapiro. The council should forget their proposal and focus on the challenges of a rapidly changing city and society.

U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Legality of Bunnell’s Government Prayers, Via Greece

| June 24, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case from Greece, N.Y., where government meetings are started with distinctly Christian prayers, as they are at Bunnell City Commission meetings. The case is being taken to the court by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

How Flagler County Democrats Killed Milissa Holland’s Shot at a Florida House Seat

| November 8, 2012

Dissension, dysfunction and confusion within the Democratic Party structure proved to be fatal obstacles for Milissa Holland, a popular Democrat who lost her bid for a Florida House seat by a slim margin.

For Opponents of Amendment 8, “Religious Freedom” Has Never Been Under Threat

| October 15, 2012

The so-called “religious freedom” proposal to amend the Florida constitution would create a government bureaucracy to channel tax dollars to religious organizations, its opponents say, jeopardizing the very religious freedoms it claims to be protecting.

In Flagler County, a Reflection of Democrats’ Lost Promise as GOP Regains Registration Lead

| April 6, 2012

Democrats’ voter-registration advantage vanished in Flagler County after a three-and-a-half-years, reflecting surging Republican activity and diminished Democratic excitement, but also the consequences of onerous voter-registration laws that disproportionately affect Democrats.

Gov. Scott, Veto the School Prayer Bill

| March 20, 2012

Today, several Florida and national leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, including Palm Coast’s Merrill Shapiro, sent the following letter to Gov. Rick Scott, urging him to veto a school-prayer bill that cleared the Legislature.

Only Partial Victory for Palm Coast’s Merrill Shapiro in Fight Against Religious Aid Bid

| December 14, 2011

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis struck down only part of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow taxpayer money to go to religious institutions, leaving the door wide open for a fix in time for the 2012 ballot. The case was brought by Palm Coast Rabbi Merrill Shapiro and public education advocates.

Palm Coast’s Rabbi Shapiro and Education Trio Sue Over “Religious Freedom” Amendment

| July 20, 2011

Florida’s so-called “Religious Freedom” amendment is misleading, the lawsuit argues, as it would reopen the way for religious, private school vouchers at public expense and turn the state into an arbiter of public dollars for religious organizations.

FlaglerLive Idle As We Switch To a More Powerful Server. Meanwhile, Please Help.

| June 26, 2011

In a letter to readers, FlaglerLive.com Board Chairman Merrill Shapiro says the switch is compelled by growing volumes of readers. He asks you to pledge regular financial contributions to FlaglerLive to ensure the kind of reporting you’ve come to depend on.

Bunnell Puts Its Stamp on Day of Prayer While Another Group Marks “Day of Inclusivity”

| May 5, 2011

The Bunnell city administration coordinates an event with distinctly Christian overtones on its city hall’s steps Thursday afternoon while church-state separation group celebrates Inclusivity Day at heroes Park Thursday evening.

Shapiro: In the End, It’s the Profanity of Censorship Against the Sacredness of Learning

| November 10, 2010

In a column on the Mockingbird controversy at FPC, Rabbi Merill Shapiro argues that whatever the merits of administrative issues, “the profanity of censorship,” in the end, “has no place in our community.”

Palm Coast Group Nails Historic Marker on Church-State Wall

| May 7, 2010

The first-ever Day of Inclusivity was held at Palm Coast’s Heroes Park under the umbrella of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

“Day of Inclusivity” Answers National Day of Prayer May 6

| May 3, 2010

Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Day of inclusivity is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Heroes Park in Palm Coast, with speakers including Merrill Shapiro and the ACLU’s George Griffin.

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