May 30, 2013

Popular performers Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele are lending their support to the campaign to keep church and state separate.

Lynch and Peele have just finished a new music video for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In the video, Lynch portrays “Church” and Peele portrays “State” as the duo, decked out in cheesy 1970s garb, perform a special song concluding they’re not right for one another and it would be best if they separated for good.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have incredibly talented professionals of this caliber working with Americans United to protect individual rights for all,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director.

Added Lynn, “This video tackles a serious issue in a provocative and playful way.”

The video, “Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele: Epic Church-State Breakup,” is being released today with a major push on social media.

The song was written for Lynch and Peele by singer-songwriter Faith Soloway; the video was directed by her sister Jill Soloway and produced by Eric Waddell.

Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester in the popular Fox program “Glee,” is an Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and comedian. Her film credits include “Best In Show,” “A Mighty Wind” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.”

Peele, an actor and comedian, is best known for his Comedy Central show “Key & Peele” and his five seasons as a cast member of “MADtv.” In 2008, he was nominated for an Emmy for his song “Sad Fitty Cent,” which parodied the rap star Fifty Cent. 

The video ends with a link to a petition sponsored by Americans United, asking people to join Lynch and Peele in expressing their support for separation of church and state.