Stop revisionist "Christian Nation" House Resolution 888!
From an important action alert by Secular Coalition for America:
Those who would have the United States be governed as a Christian theocracy are pushing H.Res. 888, another resolution which promotes a false and distorted Christian nation reinterpretation of our history. Teaching an unbiased account of our nation's founding and its governance will be curtailed; in its place supporters of this resolution clearly call for a revised history of the United States as a Christian nation.
Additionally, the resolution rejects constitutional requirements that government not establish religion. It calls on "our Nation's public buildings and educational resources" to be permitted to spread its specific revisionist history. We have seen the religious right attack science education in order to impose their theological beliefs on public school science curriculum. This is the first official attempt to encourage theological beliefs to interfere with accurate education about our nation's history.
The proposed resolution "recognizes that the religious foundations of faith on which America was built are critical underpinnings of our Nation's most valuable institutions and form the inseparable foundation for America's representative processes, legal systems, and societal structures"
The belief that "religious foundations of faith" are necessary for civil government was rejected by the founders when they produced a Constitution free of the mention of any god or gods. In the First Amendment to the Constitution, these founders further protected Americans from government establishment of religion and government interference with their private free exercise of religion and beliefs of conscience.
When those who don't hold religious foundations of faith serve on juries, provide witness testimonies in court, or are sworn into elected offices, our U.S. Constitution protects their rights by prohibiting religious tests. Our nation has recognized that those of us without "religious foundations of faith" are capable of supporting America's representative processes, legal systems, and societal structures -- based not on a god-belief, but on reason.
If you don't believe that history books should be revised to exclude the contributions of non-theists and other non-Christians, and that it is important to distinguish the vast difference between the freethinking Deism of the nation's Founders with the Christianity of today, please go here, fill in your name & location, and hit submit (it's as easy as that!):
Vote No on H.Res 888
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