BLOGWhat Does the Religious Liberty Executive Order Mean for People and Organizations of Faith?

By Bob Trent Posted on: | May 10, 2017

President Trump signed the Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty last week to much fanfare in the media and mixed reviews from advocacy groups on both sides of the debate.

The executive order specifically mentions two areas in which Alliance Defending Freedom has been actively engaged for years: the Johnson Amendment, which allows the IRS to determine what pastors can and can’t say from the pulpit, and the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate that forces faith-based non-profit organizations such as Geneva College to cover abortion-inducing drugs and devices in their employee health plans.

Proponents say the executive order provides broad protections for religious freedom, while naysayers call the move little more than a photo opportunity meant to appease religious voters who helped elect the president.

This week on Freedom Matters, we brought ADF Senior Counsel Jim Campbell on the show to talk specifics about the executive order and how it may affect people and organizations of faith. 

 

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Bob Trent

Vice President of Public Relations

Bob Trent serves as vice president of public relations with Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, Trent oversees all media and public relations efforts for the organization.

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