Great news! The American Humanist Association has worked with Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Alex Mooney (R-WV), David Cicilline (D-RI), and John Culberson (R-TX) to introduce a resolution which calls for the repeal of blasphemy laws worldwide. This resolution, H. Res. 349, encourages the President and the State Department to make the worldwide repeal of these laws a priority, while also opposing any attempts at the United Nations to support blasphemy laws.
In many countries, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, nontheists, and other religious minorities are imprisoned, tortured, sentenced to death, and executed for blasphemy offenses. This resolution urges countries that still maintain such laws to “amend or repeal such laws, as they provide a pretext and impunity for vigilante violence against religious minorities.”
Now that this resolution has been introduced, we need your help to ensure that it gets enough co-sponsors to pass Congress and be sent to the President’s desk. Can you take a moment right now to ask your Representative to co-sponsor H. Res. 349?
In today’s bitterly divided political climate, it’s important to note that both Republicans and Democrats are supporting this legislation. That’s because the issue of religious freedom, which includes the right not to practice any particular faith or maintain a belief in a deity, is something that all Americans can support. Will you join us in supporting international religious freedom by asking your Representative to co-sponsor this resolution?