• Apr 20, 2020
    “As we’ve already seen in Kentucky and across the country, COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate between religious and secular gatherings – it spreads easily at both, putting the health of entire communities at risk,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “Gov. Beshear’s public health order does not violate religious freedom; it ensures religious freedom is not misused to risk people’s lives."
  • Apr 18, 2020
    “Gov. Kelly’s public health order does not violate religious freedom; it ensures that the government is not favoring some people’s religious practices in a way that endangers other people’s lives," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. "As we’ve already seen in Kansas and across the country, COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate between religious and secular gatherings – it spreads easily at both, putting the health of entire communities at risk."
  • Apr 17, 2020
    "Gov. Northam’s public health order does not violate religious freedom; it ensures religious freedom is not misused to risk people’s lives. We applaud the faith communities who are finding creative new ways to worship together virtually. We will get through this crisis together, even if not in person," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    “We appreciate that these public health orders are difficult for everyone, including people of faith who find comfort in religious services during such challenging times,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “But COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate between religious and secular gatherings – it can sicken people just as easily at both, putting entire communities in danger. Gov. Northam’s public health order does not violate religious freedom; it ensures religious freedom is not misused to risk people’s lives."
  • Mar 31, 2020
    “We appreciate the difficulty that these public health orders pose for all of us, including those who find solace in religious services during such challenging times,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “But this virus doesn’t discriminate – it endangers people whether they gather for religious or secular purposes, and it puts entire communities at risk."