WASHINGTON – People For the American Way President Michael Keegan sent a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today urging him to cancel a trip for dozens of RNC members organized by “Christian Nation” advocate David Lane and funded by the extreme right-wing American Family Association.
Although we have no objection to RNC members travelling to Israel, we urge you not to collaborate with those who are funding and coordinating this trip. The American Family Association and Mr. Lane have made clear that they view the Republican Party as a vehicle for imposing a U.S. government that is operated by and for conservative Christians, at the expense of those of other faiths and no faith, and those Christians who do not share their particular beliefs.
In addition to regularly spreading false smears about LGBT people, Muslims, and others, AFA spokespeople have said that God is not “fond of atheist Jews who occupy the land in Israel,” and accused “powerful Jewish forces” of working through civil liberties groups to destroy America.
Keegan’s full letter to Priebus can be found here.
More information on David Lane and the American Family Association can be found at People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch blog: