As a part of Americans United's ongoing effort to promote the separation of church and state, billboard chart-topping artist Macklemore made a video explaining why he is one of the Voices United for Separation of Church and State. He's one of several artists and musicians who have volunteered their time and image to the cause. According to the project's mission, "September 2013, singers, musicians and comedians will harmonize in a nationwide weekend of events to celebrate -- and defend -- the vital principle of church-state separation."
You'll recall that Americans United is also the organization behind the clever and hilarious "Church-State Breakup" video starring Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele. The organization uses several inventive and attention-grabbing methods to distribute its message...mainly, they're "dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans."
Are you an artist or musician that wants to participate? Americans United is looking for more people to participate in the Voices United project between now and September. According to the information on Macklemore's video:
You can be one of the Voices United for Separation of Church and State - it is easy!
We are looking for a short video (speaking into your camera phone is great!) of you telling the world about why you support church-state separation. Have you ever felt like a second-class citizen due to your beliefs or lack of belief? Are you horrified by the influence the Catholic hierarchy and Religious Right are wielding in the healthcare debate? Are you furious at the multiple proposals by Congress to fund religion and deny civil rights to citizens? To tie the project together, we ask that you end your video with the words, "this is why I am one of the voices united for separation of church and state." Videos should be posted to YouTube and links should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and may be posted on our website and featured on Facebook and Twitter.