Article by Bryan Howard
July 30, 2018
Days after Vice-President Mike Pence made a strong speech protecting religious freedoms Jeff Sessions weighed in.
According to The Hill, “Sessions said the task force … will help the department fully implement the religious liberty guidance it issued last year.”
In a statement on Monday Sessions also said the task force will “ensure all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations.”
The Trump administration is taking a hard stance on religious freedoms because Christians have been under severe attack in particular during the Obama administration. During the Obama administration they created the HHS mandate requiring business and non-profits to distribute contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs despite the businesses’ moral opposition.
“We’ve seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives,” said Sessions. “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. We’ve all seen the ordeal faced so bravely by Jack Phillips (the Christian baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding).”
“In short, 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,” Sessions concluded. “Religious Americans are no longer an afterthought.”
The Trump administration has taken a hard stance in protecting the rights of religious views the way our Founding Fathers intended.