Washington, DC –Interfaith Alliance President Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, issued the following statement today on the federal court decision overturning the National Day of Prayer. 

Today’s court decision is sure to be controversial. However, those willing to take the time to read it will see that Judge Crabb has crafted a decision that is sensitive to the integrity of religion by keeping government mandates out of it.

Today’s decision makes clear that just because the government may not endorse a religious message, it does not mean that a religious message is harmful. Maintaining clear boundaries between religion and government only serves to strengthen both.



Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.