Dear Religious Leader,
As a young but growing organization in the area, the Central Savannah River Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State would like to invite you to join us in our effort to maintain the wall of separation between church and state guaranteed in the Constitution, a wall that assures each of us the freedom to worship as we see fit. Given that the faith of each individual is a highly personal matter not subject to government interpretation, it is incumbent on us as responsible citizens to protect religion from government encroachment and to insure that government remains free of religious entanglement.
When our nation’s Founders separated religion and government, it was a revolutionary experiment. That experiment has been an extraordinary success. It’s made us the envy of the world, and Americans United wants to make sure that wise policy continues. We do not want to descend into the world of Islamic Law, Jewish Law, Christian Law, Hindu Law, or any other sectarian equivalent. If we allow any religion to gain a foothold into government, that presents a threat to all of the other religions and more importantly to the individual religious freedoms of all of us.
The Central Savannah River Chapter for Separation of Church and State will support religious freedom by:
- monitoring local government activity to assure that government is not dictating religious beliefs;
- assuring that there are no religious requirements for holding local government offices;
- evaluating local schools for activities that promote specific religious beliefs or activities;
- examining local government for unacceptable religious influences; and
- confronting religious intolerance wherever it might be found.
If you are sympathetic with these goals, we invite you to join us in our promotion of religious freedom in the Central Savannah River Area. If you wish to join us in our efforts to promote religious freedom, please contact me so that I can put you on our contact list.
Frank Carl, President
Central Savannah River Chapter
Americans United for Separation of Church and State