Nov 28, 2018
Prominent faith leaders today joined advocacy organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State to shed needed light on Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s outrageous views that would require federal judges to have a “biblical” worldview.
After weeks of organizations and elected officials from both sides of the political spectrum urging the removal of Whitaker for myriad reasons, the faith community is highlighting another reason the Trump administration’s chief lawyer is unfit to hold that office.
Nov 16, 2018“The Religious Liberty Task Force is yet another example of how the Religious Right wields unprecedented authority within the Trump-Pence administration,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “To make matters worse, the DOJ is operating this task force behind closed doors without any oversight by the American people. That is unacceptable.”
Nov 07, 2018“This administration is weaponizing ‘religious freedom’ to justify hurting the millions of women who depend on contraception for their health and equality,” said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser. “Bosses shouldn’t get to impose their religious beliefs on their employees, nor should universities on their students."
Nov 07, 2018“Religious freedom scored some major wins last night," said Rachel Laser, AU's president and CEO. "The House flip provides an important check on the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on separation of religion and government. The people of Arizona, led by teachers and moms, stood up to protect public education over vouchers for private, religious schools. Rural Kentucky rejected the extremism of Kim Davis."
Nov 02, 2018“Our Constitution protects the religious freedom of all Americans – religious and nonreligious alike – by ensuring that government does not endorse a particular faith or favor religion over nonreligion. This immense Christian cross on public land clearly shows government promoting one religion – Christianity – above all others," said Rachel Laser, AU's president and CEO.