ADL Southwest Regional Director Martin B. Cominsky has sent an e-mail to area clergy, asking them to support Texas Believes, an effort to convince legislators to reject bills that would limit full religious freedom for all Texans. Below is a copy of that e-mail, with a link to Texas Believes.
Since its inception, ADL has been committed to religious freedom. It is a fundamental constitutional right that must be vigilantly protected. We are confident that you will agree with us that religious freedom does not give any of us the right to harm or discriminate against others.
We are seeing efforts by those who oppose equality for all citizens to push “religious freedom” bills that are really vehicles for discrimination. Arizona, Mississippi and (yesterday) Indiana, have seen major efforts to pass these laws.
ADL does not want Texas to be next. As a faith leader, your voice is important, and we ask that you use your voice to speak out against misleading “religious freedom” proposals that misuse religion in ways that could lead to harm and discrimination.
Please join the Texas Believes effort by signing up: http://action.txwins.org/page/s/texas-faith-leaders-pledge?AddInterest=1461
Thank you for defending real religious freedom.
Martin B. Cominsky