Monday, July 30, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces creation of ‘religious liberty task force’

by Breck Dumas

Speaking at the Department of Justice’s religious liberty summit on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans for creating a “religious liberty task force.”

What’s that for?

Sessions said that the purpose of the new entity will be to protect citizens from federal regulations that go against an individual’s religious beliefs.

“A dangerous movement, undetected by many, but real, is now challenging and eroding a great tradition of religious freedom,” he said of the new task force. “There can be no doubt it’s no little matter. It must be confronted intellectually and politically and defeated.”

Sessions continued to the audience, “We’ve seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives. We’ve seen U.S. senators ask judicial and executive branch nominees about dogma — even though the Constitution explicitly forbids a religious test for public office.”

In pointing to the guidance he issued for the executive branch in protecting religious liberties last fall, Sessions reiterated, “We have not only the freedom to worship — but the right to exercise our faith. The Constitution’s protections don’t end at the parish parking lot nor can our freedoms be confined to our basements.”

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This is another good move by POTUS for America. Freedom of religion is a far different thing than freedom from religion. - Minuteman

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