Exciting news! Yesterday, Representatives Raskin (D-MD) and Meadows (R-NC) introduced House Resolution 512 to support the repeal of blasphemy laws globally. This necessary resolution strongly encourages the State Department to make the repeal of blasphemy laws a priority in their relationships with foreign nations.
More than 70 nations around the world still have blasphemy laws that endanger the lives of those who do not conform to the state’s official religion or worldview. Christians, Muslims, Hindus, nontheists and other religious minorities are all at risk. These laws have dire consequences; conviction can mean life in prison or a death sentence.
Joint efforts to move the needle have been working. Recently, countries such as Greece, Ireland, and Canada have repealed their blasphemy laws and more are considering bringing these draconian laws to an end. But we won’t win this fight without you. Can you take a moment right now to ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.Res.512?
In today’s divided political climate, Republicans and Democrats have come together to say that this issue is too important for politics. That’s because the issue of religious freedom, which includes the right to believe any faith or none at all, 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?