Religious freedom guarantees that we can decide which religion to follow – if any – and whether and how our money goes to support religion.
The government should not tax us and then use those funds to pay for religious activities or the upkeep of any house of worship or religious school. Nor should the government pick and choose which religious communities are worthy of government support.
The government should not pay to rebuild churches, synagogues and mosques – even for a good cause like after a natural disaster, or to improve energy efficiency or to preserve historic buildings. The government also should not subsidize religious activities and programs carried out by social service providers or by supporting religious schools.
Americans United fights for freedom of conscience by ensuring that taxpayer dollars to do not fund religion.