Naples - Forum: Public funds for religious purposes?

March 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is considering a proposal to be placed on the November ballot that would threaten the religious liberty of all Floridians. Join Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, and the Collier County Chapter of the ACLU of Florida, for a public forum on Florida's "No Aid Provision," and the separation of church and state on Wednesday, March 21. 

The No-Aid Provision grants Floridians important religious freedom protections. For over 130 years, Florida’s No Aid provision has stood as a firewall protecting private religious practice from government entanglement.  It has ensured that religion and government remain separate and that the government does not spend taxpayer dollars to aid religious institutions, education, or activities. Florida's "No Aid Provision" even provides more protections than those provided under the U.S. Constitution.

Proposal 4 would repeal Florida's "No Aid Provision," and open the door for state funding of religious institutions. It could lead to a broad expansion of private school voucher programs in our state, and open the door to Floridians’ tax dollars potentially funding religious indoctrination, proselytizing, and discrimination.

Panelists will discuss the broad affects a repeal of Florida's "No Aid Provision" could have on all Floridians.

Panelists include: 

  • David Goldstein, president, Collier County Chapter of the ACLU of Florida
  • Rev. Tony Fisher, Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The meeting is free and open to the public. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Send us an email to let us know if you can make it.

See you there!


6:00 p.m.
Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served
6:30 p.m.
Panel discussion

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