The Rev. Dr. Lori Walke
United Church of Christ, Oklahoma
Rev. Walke is the Senior Minister of Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ.
As a pastor, I care deeply about religious freedom. But creating a religious public charter school is not religious freedom. Forcing taxpayers to fund a religious school that will be a ‘place of evangelization’ for one specific religion is not religious freedom. Diverting scarce public education resources to a religious school that can discriminate against children, families and staff is not religious freedom. True religious freedom requires separation of church and state, and our democracy requires public education that is open to all.Rev. Dr. Lori Walke