Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Director of Government Relations Dan Pollak released the following statement:
ZOA strongly condemns the statement of Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor and Army Lieutenant General, that the U.S. should have “one religion.” ZOA calls on LTG Flynn to retract the statement, and recognize that religious pluralism and freedom of religion are bedrock principles of our constitutional and ethical system.
Flynn was speaking Saturday at a rally in Texas for ReAwaken America, a Christian-themed speaking tour backed by the Christian news network ‘America Faith’.
“If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. […] One nation under God, and one religion under God.”
There is nothing wrong with Christians being convinced of the truth of their own faith, but other faiths, including Judaism, must be allowed to be part of the American experience, and all faiths must be allowed to exercise their religion as the Constitution requires. ZOA is consistent in condemning threats to religious liberty from both the Left and the Right.
ZOA urges General Flynn to apologize and retract the statement, and to stand up for the First Amendment and for religious freedom.