A year ago, when Donald Trump and Mike Pence were elected to the highest offices in the land, Americans United warned of the many threats this administration posed to church-state separation. We promised that if any of those threats came to fruition, we would be ready to fight back and defend religious freedom.
A few days ago, I said to myself, “You were prescient.” At the time, I was reading a report about “fake news,” deliberately erroneous articles that may or may not in part have swung the election to Donald Trump.
Donald J. Trump’s surprising presidential victory has sparked anxiety among religious and non-religious minorities, women, the LGBTQ community and others. Lots of people are speculating about the challenges on the horizon for the next four years.
Regardless of whether or not Trump was merely playing the role of a devout Christian to stock up on votes, one thing to know for sure is that the Religious Right is expecting a lot from him in return – and he’s already hard at work returning the favor.
Donald J. Trump, a real estate developer and reality TV star with no political experience, was elected president of the United States Nov. 8. This has shocked people all over the world, and political analysts are still grappling with how Trump beat Hillary Clinton, a seasoned politician who was leading in the polls.
Americans United is wrestling with a more fundamental question: What does the rise of Trump mean for the separation of church and state?
“I know for a fact that the Gospel has been shared with Mr. Trump,” Graham wrote. “He has been confronted with his sin. He has heard God’s truth and has been offered grace and forgiveness.
Yesterday, AU’s Communications Director Rob Boston wrote a blog post about the Religious Right-empowered issues the United States may face if the Trump administration implements some of its campaign’s talking points, and Legislative Director Maggie Garrett discussed the results of some ballot referenda.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State said today that it will work vigorously to oppose any attempts by the administration of Donald J. Trump to undermine religious freedom in the United States.
We have spoken out about Islamophobia a lot during this election season, but there’s another bad trend under way that shouldn’t be overlooked: a rising tide of anti-Semitism.
The phenomenon has manifested itself in a variety of ways – whether it’s through anti-Semitic graphics or attacks on reporters who are Jewish or perceived to be Jewish.
In the aftermath of the reprehensible videotape of Donald Trump and Billy Bush discussing women in the crassest possible terms, I was surprised to hear the views of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Texas pastor Robert Jeffress.