Meet the Resolution to Officially Recognize the Importance of Religion in America

Tennessee Representative Stephen Fincher has introduced a resolution, H.R.789, that would officially reaffirm the “importance of religion in the lives of American citizens.” The resolution has drawn the ire of Edwina Rogers, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, who said that it would divide Americans. “A resolution that ‘reaffirms the importance of religion’—specifically a Judeo-Christian religion—in the lives of Americans excludes the many Americans for whom religion is not important, or those who do not identify with a Judeo-Christian religion,” The resolution calls for the House to combat, “efforts to remove evidence of Judeo-Christian heritage and references to God from public structures and resources” …

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