The government and officials acting in their government capacity, should not endorse religious beliefs, one religion over another or religion over non-religion.
- National Ceremonies and Symbols Endorsing Religion- Patriotic exercises that reference “God” are direct government endorsements of religion.
- In God We Trust
- National day of prayer
- Oaths of office
- Pledge of allegiance
- Government Officials Endorsing Religion- Legislators should not profess their personal religious beliefs when acting in their official capacity.
- Legislative prayer
- Prayer caucus
- Religiously Based Policy- Government officials should rely on high quality research, not personal religious beliefs, when making policy decisions.