Congressman asked to end propaganda

FFRF is asking U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida to stop using taxpayer money for religious indoctrination.

Miller’s office issues an official weekly “Miller Newsletter” that often explicitly promotes his Christian faith.

“Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ and for giving thanks to God Almighty for sending his Son to save us,” reads a newsletter from last December, for example. “In Luke 2:10-11, the shepherds learned of the birth of Jesus, when the Angel said to them ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.'”

In addition, Miller’s newsletter often makes erroneous claims about the separation of state and church, stating, for instance: “It was not the intent of the Founders’ to keep God out of the government, but to keep the government out of the church.”

FFRF is calling on Miller to refrain from disseminating his religious perspective in a newsletter paid for with public money.

Government officials may not use their government office or resources to further their religion, FFRF asserts.

Freedom From Religion Foundation