Washington, D.C. – In response to the Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation decision released today by the Supreme Court, Interfaith Alliance President Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy released the following statement:

 

“Today’s decision is another bad decision in a long road of bad decisions related to the White House office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. Frankly, this would not have been my first choice for a case against faith based initiatives. Our goal should not be to just bring suit against the office; it should be to shut the office down altogether.

 

“Efforts by this administration to funnel government dollars directly into houses of worship and religious organizations through the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, endanger both the sanctity of religion and the integrity of government.”


Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.