FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 5, 2024
Audrey Carroll, West End Strategy Team
New Trump Campaign Video “Egregious” Misuse of Religion, Says National Interfaith Organization
WASHINGTON – Interfaith Alliance, a national organization that advocates for inclusive democracy and healthy boundaries between religion and government, responded to a new video from the Trump campaign using messianic language claiming Donald Trump was sent by God to heal America.
In a statement, Darcy Hirsh, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Interfaith Alliance, said:
“The video released by the Trump campaign today is one of the most egregious examples of the misuse of religion we have seen by a candidate for office. We call on the Trump campaign to take it down immediately. As someone who hopes to once again be president of the United States, we would remind President Trump that his responsibility as president would be to protect everyone’s religious freedom, not to use religion to advance his own political agenda.”
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.