Robert Boston

Robert Boston is senior policy analyst for Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) and the 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 360, Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor and other programs. He has also appeared as a guest on talk radio programs all over the county and been interviewed by numerous print media outlets. Boston represents Americans United at speaking engagements throughout the U.S.