Neil Gorsuch: The Wrong Man For The Job
As I’m sure you know, last night Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the high court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Gorsuch’s one-sided view of religious freedom is dangerous, and that makes him the wrong person for the job. He has even suggested that the government should be able to endorse religion—a position that would radically change constitutional law.
AU’s Legal Department has researched Gorsuch’s record, and we’re troubled. Gorsuch believes that women’s health care should take a backseat to bogus “religious freedom” claims, and he has argued that government should be permitted to endorse Christianity through public displays of religious symbols and other actions.
Our nation needs a Supreme Court justice who respects real religious freedom and appreciates the role church-state separation plays in protecting the rights of all Americans, religious and non-religious. Gorsuch is not likely to be that justice.
The Senate should reject his nomination.The Supreme Court is more important than ever as they could be asked to rule on Trump administration policies including barring Muslim migrants while granting a preference to Christian migrants, allowing houses of worship to endorse or oppose candidates and allowing religion to be used as an excuse to discriminate against same-sex couples.
Americans United will vigorously oppose Gorsuch’s nomination to the high court. The process is just getting started, but I wanted you to know that we are on the case and will be in the thick of this fight – and we’ll definitely be calling on you for help. We’ll give you useful ways to speak out including calling your senators and rallying in your community.
Together we will make it through these troubling times.