Action Alert

Act to keep public dollars and out of churches!

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Please take action today to keep tax money from being used to fund religious structures.

The U.S. House of Representatives has quietly advanced a bill that would force the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to disgorge tax money to churches. If passed, this law would instruct FEMA to disburse federal taxpayer funds to churches so that they could repair their houses of worship following a natural disaster.

This bill has the potential to devastate a foundational religious liberty protection. The government cannot force citizens to financially support houses of worship using its coercive taxing power. This is true even if those churches have been hit by a hurricane.

H.R. 4460 is currently on the House floor, having passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill is long and covers many aspects of FEMA, but Section 211 would include churches as FEMA recipients. Please write or call your representatives today and urge them to oppose the bill unless it is amended to remove Section 211.

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MORE INFORMATION

FFRF’s Director of Strategic Response Andrew L. Seidel explained why churches should not receive public money in a recent article, which you can read here. Additionally, you can read FFRF’s press release opposing this bill here.


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