Speaking with the Washington Blade after the briefing, Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, who serves as president and CEO of Interfaith Alliance, said “We encourage all religious communities to tell the story that actually banning books is bad for all of our faiths.”

“Interfaith Alliance is here to make sure that people understand” that while “a lot of times religion is used as a pretext for banning books, the majority of us who are in religious communities know that this is terrible for our faith,” he said.

Raushenbush said that “while while we encourage people to show up for litigation, we encourage people to show up to the school board” meetings where these issues are often adjudicated, “We also encourage religious leaders to talk about this and to share with their community why this is terrible for our faith.”

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