The truth about possible Trump executive order on religious freedom

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor regarding an executive order President Donald Trump reportedly may issue regarding religious freedom:

“President Trump said during his campaign, ‘The first priority of my administration will be to preserve and protect our religious liberty’ for the benefit of every-day Americans like the Little Sisters of the Poor, those who operate religious schools and colleges, and people who don’t wish to be forced to pay for other people’s abortions through Obamacare. The president appears to be following through on that promise so that all Americans can exercise their constitutionally protected freedoms without fear of being maligned and discriminated against by the cultural and political elites. The executive order being discussed simply reaffirms the American commitment to the First Amendment and requires the government to respect its legal and constitutional obligation to ensure that Americans are free to peacefully live and work consistent with their beliefs without being punished by the government.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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