Feb 26, 2021“It is alarming that this Supreme Court continues to ignore scientists and public health experts – not to mention our Constitution – in order to grant religious privilege to a select few at the expense of the health and safety of everyone else. Religious freedom is meant to be a shield that protects all of us, not a sword used to harm others," said Americans United CEO Rachel Laser.
Feb 25, 2021“The Do No Harm Act will protect and restore our country’s founding principle of religious freedom – that everyone should be free to practice their religion or no religion at all, as long as they do not harm others," said Rachel Laser, President and CEO of Americans United.
Feb 14, 2021“We applaud President Biden for choosing Melissa Rogers to, once again, run the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and to serve in a new role, Senior Advisor on Faith and Public Policy," said AU CEO Rachel Laser. "Rogers’ mastery of church-state law and policy and her track record of finding shared values make her exceedingly qualified for both positions."
Feb 05, 2021“Once again the Supreme Court has misconstrued religious freedom to mean religious privilege and placed the health of the American people in jeopardy with an order that allows houses of worship to evade sensible public safety regulations curbing large gatherings during a pandemic," said Americans United CEO Rachel Laser.
Feb 03, 2021“For four years, we watched Donald Trump pander to white Christian nationalists and unveil cruel policies that misused religious freedom to override critical civil rights protections, health care access and protections for people who use social services. We hope that at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Joe Biden chooses a new course," said Americans United CEO Rachel Laser.