The Separation of Church and State

Americans United applauds Members of Congress for launching Stop Project 2025 Task Force

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Americans United for Separation of Church and State President and CEO Rachel Laser issued the following statement in response to the announcement today by U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and other Members of Congress of plans to launch the Stop Project 2025 Task Force: 

“We applaud Reps. Huffman, Lieu, Barragán, Chu, Pocan, DeGette, Raskin, and Jayapal for forming a task force to combat Project 2025, an existential threat to American democracy. Project 2025 is a detailed playbook for restructuring the federal government in order to accomplish the policy goals of Christian Nationalists, including banning abortion and restricting birth control access, rolling back LGBTQ+ rights and erasing marriage equality, eliminating the Department of Education and diverting public funds to private religious schools, and redefining religious freedom as a license to discriminate. If we allow Project 2025 to be implemented, Christian Nationalists will trample the wall of church-state separation and upend our democracy. We must fight this un-American agenda and all the ways Christian Nationalists are trying to impose their narrow religious beliefs on all of us.”

Americans United is a religious freedom advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, AU educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.

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