The Religious Right

The Religious Right (1980)

The rise of political activity by the Religious Right (extremist religious groups) is cause for alarm.

We are concerned with serious threats to the very fabric of our American society: The First Amendment; The Constitutional principles of the free exercise of religion; separation of Church and State; pluralism; and the proscription against any officially “established” religion.

While we recognize the obligation of religion to teach humane values, morality, pursuit of justice, and equality, nevertheless we caution against investing the government with that role.

Women’s League urges renewed vigilance and action to maintain the delicate balance between Church and State; between religious freedom and religious monopoly; and to enhance the great social and political experiment of democracy to which our nation is committed.