November 2022 Church & State Magazine

Minn. Legislators Form Secular Government Caucus

  Minn. Legislators Form Secular Government Caucus

A group of state legislators has created a Secular Government Caucus to oppose Christian nationalism and uphold the separation of church and state.

“We are troubled by the efforts from some politicians to push a Christian Nationalist agenda, where right-wing Christian politicians are attempting to break down the wall of separation between church and state in order to push their beliefs on others,” the caucus co-chairs said in a media statement.

The caucus includes both religious and non-religious members.

In a press release, caucus members singled out several attempts to promote a Christian nationalist agenda in Minnesota by the state’s Legislative Prayer Caucus. These included a proposal to post “In God We Trust” posters in public schools and an attempt to defund the Minnesota Historical Society because the Society invited a respected historian to speak at an event on how the nation’s founders were not interested in creating a Christian government.

The caucus has 24 members in the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate.

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