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CUFI, Faith & Freedom Address “Insulting” Claims Concerning Antisemitism Awareness Act


May 3, 2024

CUFI, Faith & Freedom Address “Insulting” Claims

Concerning Antisemitism Awareness Act


WASHINGTON – On Friday, Pastor John Hagee, the National Chairman of Christians United for Israel, and Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, penned a letter addressing recent misconceptions and allegations surrounding the Antisemitism Awareness Act.

“To the Biblically literate, claims the Antisemitism Awareness Act is anti-Christian are as insulting as they are injurious… And just as Biblical literacy is a necessary precondition to defending Christianity, so too is literacy of this law,” the pair of Christian leaders wrote.

“What the opposition to this legislation is choosing to ignore is that this law is about preventing unlawful action – not speech. For the law to apply, a student would have to have an unlawful act committed against them first… This law no more stifles free speech than the presence of a thermometer would change the temperature. This law is sound. The Biblical and moral mandate is clear,” the two go on to write.

The letter was sent to Congressional leadership in both chambers, among others.

What others are saying

Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY), “History will judge us for what we do at this moment. And the question for the Senate is simple: Will you stand up to the radicals spouting antisemitism and calling for a genocide of the Israeli and Jewish people?”

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), “IHRA is just making it very clear what antisemitism is and gives some very clear examples of that. It’s not something contrary to scripture, contrary to the First Amendment protections of free speech. You still have free speech, but it provides clarity.”

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), “The House just passed my Antisemitism Awareness Act. This is a momentous step towards rooting out antisemitic hate and protecting the rights of Jewish students on college campuses across America.”

With more than 10 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its educational message.

Through its 25 state affiliates and its millions of members nationwide, Faith & Freedom Coalition promotes public policy that strengthens families, promotes time-honored values, and provides for a just society. The Coalition believes the greatness of America lies in the character of her people—the virtues of faith, marriage, family, hard work, personal responsibility, and helping the least among us—and is committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be active citizens and voters.