The Center for Inquiry has helped lead the global fight for
freedom of expression and against “blasphemy laws" that criminalize
criticism of religion. A resolution calling for the repeal of blasphemy laws
around the world is moving through the U.S. House of Representatives — and CFI needs
your help to secure its passage.
Resolution 290 recognizes that “many countries have blasphemy laws that
punish expression deemed blasphemous” and that “blasphemy laws are inconsistent
with international human rights standards, as they protect beliefs over
individuals and often result in violations of the freedoms of religion and
expression.” It also:
At least 50 countries
have blasphemy laws. In some of them, criticism of religion is punishable by
death. No one should have to die because
their beliefs are contrary to those of the state or the majority. The
passage of House Resolution 290 would send a strong signal to these countries
that the U.S. rejects such laws and that they must be repealed. That’s where you come in.
CFI is pushing for passage of House Resolution 290 by the
end of the 114th Congress. We urge you to join us in standing for
the rights of all people to express their beliefs regarding religion by using
our pre-written form to contact your U.S. representative today and tell them to
co-sponsor H. Res 290!
Co-Sponsor H. Res 290!
Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent, I write to urge you to co-sponsor House Resolution 290, an important measure calling for the repeal of blasphemy laws around the world.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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