The American Ethical Union stands for the freedom of individuals to practice their religion and for a strong constitutional separation between US governmental and religious institutions. The Supreme Court of the United States has been crucial in ensuring freedom and separation, but the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice threatens them both. Judge Kavanaugh’s writings and speeches demonstrate his clear preference for particular religious sects. He has promoted prayer and religious coercion in public settings, and has supported employers’ religious beliefs over employees’ rights. We join the other signatories in opposing the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.
Read letter signed by the AEU and other members of the Secular Coalition for America.