- HOUSTON (U.S. Newswire) --
The Anti-Defamation League has called on the Texas Republican Party to
modify its party platform calling America "a Christian nation."
- In a letter to Texas Republican Party officials by the
Southwest Region and North Texas Regions of the Anti-Defamation League,
ADL expressed concern about the party's recently adopted platform declaring
the United States to be "a Christian nation" and referring to
the "myth" of the separation of church and state.
- ADL is deeply concerned by the "Christian nation"
language. Calling America a "Christian nation" diminishes the
fact that our country is a democratic nation founded on and embodying the
principle of diversity, including religious diversity. Religion has flourished
in America precisely because of America's respect and commitment to its
diversity and pluralism, and we call on Democrats and Republicans alike,
to be mindful that America is home to people of all faiths and backgrounds.
The separation of church and state is no myth; rather it is a fundamental
principle of our democracy.
- ADL urges the Texas GOP to modify language in its party
platform to reinforce principles and values that unite our diverse nation,
rather than issue statements with the potential to divide our citizenry.
- Contact: Dena Marks, 713-627-3490 ext. 134 or 832-567-8843
(cell - for June 22 only), or Mark Briskman, 972-960-0342, both of the