Anti-Defamation League Challenges Texas Republicans Concerning 1st Amendment

June 22, 2004

Source: Reuters

On June 22, 2004 Reuters reported, "The Anti-Defamation League, which fights anti-Semitism and religious discrimination, said it was dismayed about the platform plank and other language in the document that describes as 'a myth' the separation of church and state, which is enshrined by the U.S. Constitution and court rulings... 'The Republican Party of Texas affirms that the United States of America is a Christian nation, and the public acknowledgment of God is undeniable in our history,' reads the plank in the party's 2004 platform, which was recently adopted."