Dear Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick:
I am alarmed to see the ongoing attempt to redefine religious freedom in our state. Historically, it is one of our most important constitutional principles, which is in place to protect everyone’s faith. Using religious freedom as an excuse to attack and discriminate against groups of people cheapens and undermines this key American value. And using government to promote your own — or anyone’s — faith is un-American.
I urge you to focus on real threats to religious and civil liberties in our state, and stop using religion to divide Texans.