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Trump Executive Order on Religious Freedom Is Needed

By Sarah Kramer posted on:
October 17, 2017

A draft document recently came to light suggesting that President Donald Trump is considering an executive order to protect religious freedom, a freedom that has been consistently trampled in the past eight years.

Senior Counsel Jim Campbell discusses what this draft order would do and why such an order is needed in this post at The Washington Examiner.

“Notably, the order makes clear that the executive branch is to uphold religious freedom for 'persons of all faiths.' While it expressly protects (in limited situations) people that speak or act consistently with specific beliefs about marriage and humanity, that is neither surprising nor troublesome. Those particular beliefs (like the conviction that marriage is the union of one man and one woman) were demonstrably targeted and disfavored by the prior administration. The Constitution allows the government to alleviate the most pressing and palpable burdens on religion, which is precisely what this order would do.” 

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Sarah Kramer

Sarah Kramer

Digital Content Specialist

Sarah worked as an investigative reporter before joining the Alliance Defending Freedom team.

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