AMLO says Mexicos separation of church and state should not be touched


The president pointed out that Senator Luévano is free to present initiatives, but he does not consider it prudent to touch, in any sense, the secularism of the State.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said he did not agree with the initiative presented by a senator from Morena to bring the Church closer to the State, although she defended her right to work autonomously.

During the morning conference on Wednesday, the president indicated that legislator Soledad Luévano has every right to present initiatives in a personal capacity, but does not consider it appropriate to modify the secularism of the State.

“That issue should not be touched, I say it with much respect to the senator, I consider that that has already been resolved for more than a century and a half… I think that was resolved, the separation of the Church and the State, to God what is of God and Caesar what belongs to Caesar.- AMLO President of the Republic


Senator Luévano said on Twitter that the initiative does not represent the entire parliamentary group of Morena and, much less, the President of the Republic.

The morenista assured that her initiative does not propose at any time the disappearance of the secular State and accused the media of misrepresenting her words.

With respect, tolerance and without taboos we can work together so that thousands of religious associations in our country can help make Mexico a country where we all live better. –

Soledad Luévano

Senator of Morena

The text bases its proposals on freedom of worship that includes the right to profess any belief.

“Associate and meet peacefully for religious purposes and express opinions based on their own religious convictions and conscience on public and social issues,” is something proposed in the initiative.

He also asks to be able to “express, and spread his religious beliefs personally and through any means of communication”.

The initiative proposes the right to conscientious objection for religious reasons of ethical and religious convictions, that is, that any person will have the right to refrain from acting, and that in cases where conscientious objectors are State workers, it will be the government who guarantee the full enjoyment of the rights of third parties.

In addition, it suggests being able to participate individually or collectively, both in public and in private, in ceremonies, devotions or acts of worship typical of their beliefs, as well as being able to express and spread religious beliefs.

The morenista points out in the initiative that voluntary services are allowed and contribute money or in kind to the support of any religious association and be able to “found, direct and promote social assistance and promotion” of a religious nature.

Source: reporte indigo

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