FFRF mentioned on House floor during Rep. Jared Huffman speech
U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman referenced the Freedom From Religion Foundation while denouncing Christian nationalism in a speech to the House of Representatives on March 31.
Here is what Huffman said to his colleagues in Congress:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to bring attention to a dangerous ideology threatening our democracy — white Christian nationalism. Most members of Congress don’t even know what it means, but experts from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty have studied it for years and their new report shows that this movement was at the heart of the Jan. 6 insurrection. White Christian nationalism fuses Christianity with a rigid view of civic life, a view that true Americans are white, native-born and conservative. On Jan. 6 it was the connective tissue that tied disparate groups together and propelled them into action. It’s infecting our government, from members of Congress and top officials from the previous administration to the wife of a Supreme Court justice, whose messages to the president’s chief of staff leading up to the insurrection smacked of white Christian nationalism. Thankfully, good Americans — people of faith and nonbelievers — are standing up to this violent ideology. I call on members of Congress to educate themselves about white Christian nationalism and reaffirm the separation of church and state.