President Donald Trump is preparing to release a new executive order, designed to protect religious freedom.
Speaking on February 2 at the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump said that religious freedom is “a right under threat all around us.” He promised: “My administration will do everything in its power to protect religious liberty in this land.”
As the President was speaking, a draft of the proposed executive order was circulating among political activists in Washington, prompting enthusiasm from religious leaders and criticism from secular liberals.
The sweeping document would:
- Require all federal agencies to recognize that the free exercise of religion extends to all citizens, not only in houses of worship but in public conduct.
- Ensure that the federal government does not take action against organizations because of their stands on issues such as same-sex marriage or gender ideology.
- Instruct the relevant federal agencies to provide exemptions to the “Obamacare” mandate to all religious institutions that find the policies objectionable, and provide all citizens with health-care programs that do not subsidize abortion.
- Define religious organizations to include any groups founded on religious principles—not only churches and charitable groups.
- Order federal agencies to accommodate the religious beliefs and practices of employees “to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law,” and forbid any adverse action against federal employees or contractors for religious stands they might take outside the scope of their federal work.
From Catholic Culture.
This is good news for Americans of religious faith. How can a country like America that was a beacon of light to nations throughout the world not protect freedom of religious expression? If freedom of religious expression is not protected then the next step would be the physical persecution of people faith. President Trump should also ensure that Christian and Catholic refugees throughout Africa and the Middle East should be given entry to the United States of America and throughout the rest of the Western World. Make America Great Again by starting to save the Christian and Catholic communities of the Middle East and Africa. Pray America Pray!
The Devil will be in the details. Word carefully. And thank you!
Anything of this kind is breathtaking. Thank you brave, non-Catholic, President Trump. But, Dear Mr. President, be wary as Satan will be out for you as never before. You have an immortal soul, so pray, and pray some more (and we should pray with you).
The battle lines are forming. Too bad so many of our own feckless clergy will show their true colors with more mendacity, relishing their attempts to create ambiguity and moral doubt: “Woe to you that are wise in your own eyes, and prudent in your own conceits.” Isaias 5:21 (DRA). Your master is coming. Time to fight.
It is quite uncanny that President Trump feels he needs to impose a “good” executive order” that merely implements what our US Constitution already guarantees! However, after 8 years of anti-Judeo-Christianity, pro-paganism (Islam), pro-atheism, pro-secularism under dictator and children killing Obama, I guess maybe it makes sense for President Trump to do this to shake and wake-up the government employees that the old Obama ways and days are over, there is a new President in town! There should be no special treatment to any race, color, creed, or psychologically confused misbehaving LGBTQ members. With Obama out the door, racism will not be fed more fuel. We citizens are all Americans, prefixes are only promoting racism!
There should be no special treatment to any race, color, creed, or psychologically confused misbehaving LGBTQ members. With Obama out the door, racism will not be fed more fuel. We citizens are all Americans, prefixes are only promoting racism!
This is very promising as far as I can tell, but please Mr Trump, don’t forget the small businesses such as bakeries, florest shops, photographers who object to providing their services to same sex couples getting “married.” As a florist I would be happy to make and deliver a flower arrangement to a same sex couple for any occasion except a “wedding.”
A hopeful sign. Allegedly, there are florists and musicians etc who Refuse to provide services to Trump because of their Beliefs – who in turn Deny Others the same right to opt out of supporting the Radical Gender Feminist / Homosex agenda.
Like Bakers – who will sell food to any customer, but Not Decorate it with what they consider obscenities?
We shall see.
Praying for the best outcome. God help us.
God help us is right, Abeca.
I had not prayed for an election result previously. But this time we could not survive more Cultural Marxism/Globalist. So I prayed and prayed. Et voilà. We are blessed by having an American President in so many ways. Wall, hiring freeze, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, unaffordable refugee pause. In addition to stop all funds to International Planned Parenthood amounting to 500 million, there is more: Instruct the relevant federal agencies to provide all citizens with health-care programs that do not subsidize abortion. MAGA
The executive order that is being circulated would protect even the most insignificant of religious beliefs and practices. It protects actions even if the person’s own religion condemns that very practice.
If a person wants to require a wife to wear a burkha, or be beaten if she doesn’t, then this executive order would protect his “religious liberty” to beat her.
It is hard for me to see how any thing, from murder to not paying taxes won’t be protected under this law. It is far worse, even than the dreaded sharia law. If a Muslim wants to cut off the hands of someone, Trump’s executive order protects it under the guise of “religious liberty”.
False analogy. No one in the history this country understood the First Amendment in the way you describe. They did understand it, however, to mean they can’t lose their life savings for refusing to enable perversion.
Women often allow others to misuse them,YFC, especially if they are unwilling to report, leave, or press charges. The proposed law does not state that wives must accept the religious expression of their husbands or vice versa.
Rest assured, “YFC,” that the language (have you seen it yet?) of the EO will not permit violations of law (as they all do). A person will not be granted any powers to do what they otherwise could not do — such as murder — under this EO. Homosexuals simply must understand that their “rights” to be adored by society are not rights at all. If they wish to act in a sexually perverted way, both religion, and the individual, can reject their behavior, and anything that enables or applauds it.
You lose, YFC, you lose. Individual rights to observe moral laws and norms win.
I think Trump’s new executive order to protect religious liberty, sounds very good– and I hope and pray t is effective! But we need so much more! We need a total reform of American culture, back to its true roots, with the original Constitution, Bible, belief in God, Judeo-Christian morality and laws, the traditional Judeo-Christian Marriage and Family (with lots of love and closeness!), and traditional American way of life! Happiness always comes from leading a good, healthy life, living right, love of God, and love of neighbor, as oneself, and following all of God’s Laws!
Your Fellow Catholic, in America, we do not live by Sharia laws of the Koran! America was founded upon the Biblical, Judeo-Christian principles of law, and Constitution! Even if some neighbors saw a woman and her children violently mistreated, for radical, so-called “religious” principles– they would call the police, and seek justice, according to our laws, founded upon our traditional American, Judeo-Christian Biblical principles! There have ben some very unusual cases, in our history, of radical, violent religious groups, in the United States, who ended up in trouble with the law, and justice was sought, for victims.
P.S. I think President Trump has done well, with his recent executive order, to protect religious liberty! We all need to watch and pray, regarding this!
Sorry for the misprint, in my above post, of Feb. 6, at 3:56 p.m.– the fifth line should read, “There have been some…” Actually, I am reminded of past news stories, of brainwash-oriented religious cults in America, which turned violent, in which police were called, to help victims. I am sure you will recall these news stories, too! One of the very worst cases, I think, was the famous “Jim Jones” religious cult, which began in San Francisco. Their rights to harm people (and kill them, in the end!) were certainly not protected, by any laws which protect religious liberty, for NORMAL people, with NORMAL religious beliefs and practices!
YFC, I’ll bet that you vote for baby killers!
Once again the fanatical YFC goes off the deep end. I would dare to say that any pedophile priests hurting others would not get away with breaking the law on the grounds of religious liberty; however, their are fanatics and freaks in the main stream news media, liberal academia, and cinematology that would try to get the gullible ignorant voters on the streets, campuses, and theaters to believe their hogwash.
I respectfully submit that allowing a (Paid?) Radical Homosex Troll to become the focus of many posters, is harmful to the Church and the nature and purpose of this board.
The (Paid?) Rad-Trols care not what you say, just that you focus on them and waste what could be productive posts on those often PAID to Disrupt Catholic and similar message boards.
This is like feeding your pet from the dinner table – and while the pet may like it, Dinner for the Family is often disrupted by the barking for attention and feeding – Often with Soros Generated $$.
Subjects can certainly be discussed – without Focus on the Disruptor, but rather Focus on the Issues, and post your own narrative – not one generated by the Anti-Catholic Misandry Pogrom…