Leaked Religious Liberty EO – Click Photo for larger image
The Trump EO is certain to rip the minds of Leftists, Homosexuals and Separation/Church fanatics. It will probably end up in the Supreme Court. If I was Trump I’d tell the Leftists to get in line at SCOTUS.
JRH 5/3/17 (Hat Tip BCN)
Trump Ready to Sign Religious Freedom Order on National Day of Prayer
By Emily Jones
President Trump reportedly will sign a controversial religious liberty executive order Thursday, just before he and conservative leaders celebrate the National Day of Prayer.
Citing senior administration officials, Politico reports that Trump has invited conservative speakers to the White House, where he will sign the executive order.
The draft seeks to provide exemptions for religious people and organizations who object to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion, contraception and trans identity.
“The language is very, very strong,” one conservative source told Politico.
Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver says it’s essential to restore religious freedom protections at this time after years of attacks from President Obama.
In a commentary in The Orlando Sentinel, Staver argues that religious rights were undermined by Obamacare and numerous Obama appointees, like Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chairman Chai Feldblum.
“When asked about ‘sexual liberty’ (the LGBT agenda) and religious liberty, Feldblum said, ‘Sexual liberty should win in most cases. …(I)n almost all cases sexual liberty should win.’ She could not think of any instance in which religious liberty should win,” Staver points out.
Feldblum is still in office.
When it comes to Obamacare, Staver cites instances like the Hobby Lobby case and Little Sisters of the Poor, in which pro-life Americans were being forced to violate their religious beliefs on abortion.
“Obamacare spawned an unprecedented number of lawsuits over religious liberty. Most of the litigation is still ongoing. President Trump now has the opportunity, through executive order, to reverse course and rein in the federal government’s assault on religious freedom,” Staver writes.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is already revving up for a court battle against the expected order from Trump.
The ACLU says if he signs an executive order “that attempts to provide a license to discriminate against women or LGBT people, we will see him in court.”
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