Missouri lawmakers are currently considering HB 728, a bill specifically aimed at undermining the separation of religion and government. This misguided bill would put plaintiffs who stand up for the separation of religion and government at risk by preventing them from bringing cases anonymously.
HB 728 would treat these plaintiffs differently from other litigants, who may bring cases under a pseudonym if the lawsuit would put them at risk.
The unfortunate fact is that all too often, people who stand up for their religious equality face public harassment and death threats. This bill seeks to weaponize public harassment in order to prevent people from enforcing their rights. That is unconstitutional, and it is un-American.
We have never before seen such a brazen attempt to undermine the separation of religion and government, and we need your help to oppose it!
The entire purpose of this bill is to make it more difficult for organizations like American Atheists to enforce the Establishment Clause and protect our constitutional rights.
P.S. – There will be a hearing on this dangerous legislation on Tuesday, February 26th at 5:00 PM CST. We encourage you to attend and show your support for the separation of religion and government! This House Judiciary Committee hearing will be held at 201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, in House Hearing Room 5.