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From the Freedom From Religion Foundation:
Sessions’ theocratic memo on ‘religious liberty protections’ will unleash legal chaos
The Trump administration today unveiled a series of theocratic interpretations of “religious liberty protections” that will unleash legal chaos and discrimination, charges the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The executive orders and memos largely redefine religious liberty as the right to discriminate and deny others civil rights. Earlier today, President Trump signed two executive orders under the auspices of religious liberty permitting employers to deny women workers contraceptive coverage, in a move condemned by FFRF. Attorney General Jeff Sessions today, at Trump’s behest, has now issued a list of 20 far-reaching “Principles of Religious Liberty” that all federal agencies must implement. The goal appears to be to exempt Christians and other religionists from the rules and regulations of civil society, including rules that prevent discrimination.
Read the entire thing here.
Now, this will require that the government now get in the business of deciding who has a valid religion to figure out how this nonsense will be applied. Will there now be sects of Christianity that say that they can’t possibly interact with people of color? Will there be Catholics who will refuse Protestants? And how will people know who is what? Will we all get to wear nice little yellow stars if we are Jewish? Perhaps a red latin cross if we are Christian? And then how will we tell which Christian is what? Who will get to claim the mantle of TrueChristian(tm)?
Trump and his minions are vermin out to sow hate and fear.