Washington, D.C. – In response to the Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation decision released today by the Supreme Court, Interfaith Alliance President Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy released the following statement:


“Today’s decision is another bad decision in a long road of bad decisions related to the White House office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. Frankly, this would not have been my first choice for a case against faith based initiatives. Our goal should not be to just bring suit against the office; it should be to shut the office down altogether.


“Efforts by this administration to funnel government dollars directly into houses of worship and religious organizations through the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, endanger both the sanctity of religion and the integrity of government.”

Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.