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For the First Time, a Woman and Non-Christian Will Lead This Group That Thinks Government Is Too Involved in Religion

posted on February 21, 2018

The Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein reports, “Rachel Laser, a lawyer and longtime advocate on issues related to reproductive freedom, LGBT equality and racism, is the new executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She is the first woman and, as a Jew, the first non-Christian to lead the 71-year-old group.” Americans United advocates for church-state separation, but its new leader emphasizes that its mission doesn’t mean it is partisan. Laser says, “We need to awaken that awareness; we need to awaken the notion that religious liberty undergirds the separation of church and state. The two can not only coexist but are tied at the waist.”

Read at The Washington Post