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Trump Administration Not to Provide Full Transparency on Church Bailouts, American Atheists’ Investigation Continues

Cranford, NJ—In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to provide only limited disclosure on the church bailouts under the nearly $700 billion Paycheck Protection Program, Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, released the following statement:

The Administration has flat out refused to reveal the names of any business or church receiving less than $150,000. And for those receiving more than $150,000, the Administration has committed to only limited transparency—broad ranges of loan amounts, but nothing about how much money unconstitutionally went to clergy salaries. This is not enough. 

We can’t allow the Trump Administration to leave the American people in the dark on how much of our tax dollars have gone to these unconstitutional church bailouts. We have a right to know.

We will continue to demand full transparency on the scope of this unconstitutional activity. Our investigation has just begun.