The Texas Freedom Network supports the constitutional guarantee of the separation of church and state, which protects the right of all Americans to practice the faith of their choice, or none at all, free of government interference.

Unfortunately, efforts to knock down that wall are a constant in Texas. Politicians and activists have attempted to impose their views on others on issues like abortion and access to contraception. And in a distortion of the principle of religious freedom, far-right groups have supported legislative efforts to allow individuals to use religion as an excuse to ignore laws they might not like and even as a weapon to discriminate against others.

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The Latest on Church & State

Texas legislators this year claim they finally want to do a better job making sure public schools have the funds they need to educate our state's schoolchildren. Well, the House Public Education Committee isn't helping after last week approving a bill on posting the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. In fact, that bill is a church-state train wreck that could tie up school districts in expensive lawsuits for years. Read More

Efforts by religious conservatives to get more public schools to teach courses about the Bible got the public support of President Trump late last month: Read More

Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Colorado case does not grant businesses a right to use religion to discriminate. We just sent out the following press release: Read More

David Barton Makes the Misleading Case for Politicizing Houses of Worship

Religious-righters are upset that President Trump and congressional Republicans failed to repeal the so-called "Johnson Amendment" in last year's big tax bill. Last week David Barton, the prominent religious-right huckster and phony historian from Texas, tried again to make the case for getting churches and other houses of worship even more involved in partisan politics. Not surprisingly, he did so by mischaracterizing what the Johnson Amendment actually does. Read More

The Trump administration today announced a new policy favoring health care workers who refuse to do their jobs because they have religious or moral objections to certain services or to the individuals receiving them. We just sent out the following press release: Read More

Whole Woman's Health

Texas friends! We're partnering with @TFN, @JanesDueProcess, @ProgressTX, @lilithfund, @TheAfiyaCtr, @PPTXVotes, @_deedsnotwords and @ACLUTx for a rally to #StopTheBans TOMORROW at the State Capitol in Austin. Meet us there at 11am to tell our legislators that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. pic.twitter.com/tnWV…