Interfaith Alliance: Voters Resoundingly Rejected Christian Nationalism In 2022 Midterms

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November 9, 2022

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Interfaith Alliance: Voters Resoundingly Rejected Christian Nationalism In 2022 Midterms

WASHINGTON—As results continue to be tallied in key states, interfaith advocates are celebrating the emphatic support across the nation for democracy and an inclusive vision of religious freedom. The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, president and CEO of Interfaith Alliance, released the following statement:

“Even as we await final counts in states nationwide, there is one thing we know for certain: the moral power of people of all faiths and none was on full display on this Election Day. I’m convinced now more than ever that the American people will refuse to let religious freedom and democracy slip away.

“In the face of relentless attacks by Christian nationalists and election deniers against the integrity of religion and democracy, voters of faith and conscience did not despair. Instead, we organized fiercely to preserve the moral foundations of our country: pluralism, equality, and decency, and the freedom to make decisions led by our own beliefs.

“The Religious Right pulled out every stop to divide us and impose their own radical view on morality on the rest of us, and there is every reason to believe those efforts will continue. But once more we have proved that if we unite to reject hate and fight hard for the better, more inclusive future we deserve, there is nothing we cannot overcome.”

“The question we face now is how we channel our momentum into action beyond voting. The Religious Right is waging a cultural fight, as much as they are a political one. In key states, the livelihoods of the most vulnerable among us depend on our willingness to keep showing up for them. The Religious Right will continue to sow doubt about democracy, assail abortion rights, and try to strip away LGBTQ+ equality. In partnership with Americans across faith and place who reject these dangerous views, we at Interfaith Alliance will fulfill our civic and moral obligation to protect our neighbors in the halls of power and in our communities.”

Interfaith Alliance is a national organization that champions an inclusive vision of religious freedom and is devoted to protecting the integrity of both religion and democracy in America. The organization mobilized people of all faiths and none nationwide to challenge Christian nationalism ahead of the midterms, gathering leading experts for a Capitol Hill briefing in September to sound the alarm, launching a pledge urging voters to reject this dangerous ideology, and producing resources to educate the public on the origins and ideological underpinnings of the Christian nationalist movement.

If you are interested in speaking further with Interfaith Alliance, please contact Manisha Sunil at (202) 417-0171 or msunil@westendstrategy.com.  

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Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org