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Musicslave

Religious Liberty: Sessions Announces "Religious Liberty Task Force"

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Sessions announces 'religious liberty task force'

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Department of Justice is creating a "religious liberty task force."

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Sessions said the task force, co-chaired by Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio and the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy, Beth Williams, will help the department fully implement the religious liberty guidance it issued last year.

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The guidance was a byproduct of President Trump’s executive order directing agencies to respect and protect religious liberty and political speech.

Sessions said on Monday that 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.”

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The announcement came during the department’s religious liberty summit.

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Sessions said the cultural climate in this country — and in the West more generally — has become less hospitable to people of faith in recent years, and as a result many Americans have felt their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.

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“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. We’ve all seen the ordeal faced so bravely by Jack Phillips,” he said, referring to the Colorado baker who took his case to the Supreme Court after he was found to have violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

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Sessions said the guidance he issued in October lays out 20 fundamental principles for the executive branch to follow, including the principles that free exercise means a right to act — or to abstain from action — and that government shouldn’t impugn people’s motives or beliefs.

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“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,” he said, according to his prepared remarks.

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Sessions said the federal government under the Trump administration is not just reacting but is actively seeking to accommodate people of faith.

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“Religious Americans are no longer an afterthought,” he said.

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Personally, I don't see how you can enforce this WITHOUT discriminating against other religions that are not Judeo/Christian based. Is this "Task Force" going to stand fight for the rights of those satanists out there? What about Muslims (oohh). They might as well call it "Christian Liberty," not religious liberty. After all, we all know that's what they have in mind and purpose of this initiative anyway.

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I'm curious to see what happens with this. Especially when it comes to implementation.

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Reply #1 posted 07/30/18 9:37am

poppys


^^ OH GOD!!!

Sessions said the cultural climate in this country — and in the West more generally — has become less hospitable to people of faith in recent years, and as a result many Americans have felt their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.

Really? Not for Muslims - never really been hospitable to Jews. For Evangelicals only. Probably Sessions pet project. Mike Pence must be orgasmically giddy.

[Edited 7/30/18 9:38am]

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Reply #2 posted 07/30/18 9:55am

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poppys said:


^^ OH GOD!!!

Sessions said the cultural climate in this country — and in the West more generally — has become less hospitable to people of faith in recent years, and as a result many Americans have felt their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.

Really? Not for Muslims - never really been hospitable to Jews. For Evangelicals only. Probably Sessions pet project. Mike Pence must be orgasmically giddy.

[Edited 7/30/18 9:38am]

More attempts to turn America into a theocracy, and eliminated the seperation of Church and State. And more red meat thrown by Trump to his evangelical base of religious zealots.

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Reply #3 posted 07/30/18 10:27am

Musicslave

jjhunsecker said:

poppys said:


^^ OH GOD!!!

Sessions said the cultural climate in this country — and in the West more generally — has become less hospitable to people of faith in recent years, and as a result many Americans have felt their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.

Really? Not for Muslims - never really been hospitable to Jews. For Evangelicals only. Probably Sessions pet project. Mike Pence must be orgasmically giddy.

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More attempts to turn America into a theocracy, and eliminated the seperation of Church and State. And more red meat thrown by Trump to his evangelical base of religious zealots.

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I noticed a pattern of whenever trump has an onslaught of bad news (which is all the time). LOL. His administration throws crumbs to his most adamant supporters, the religious right. I guess he figures if he loses them, he's done. Funny thing is, he may be done even with their support. lol

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Reply #4 posted 07/30/18 10:29am

Musicslave

jjhunsecker said:

poppys said:


^^ OH GOD!!!

Sessions said the cultural climate in this country — and in the West more generally — has become less hospitable to people of faith in recent years, and as a result many Americans have felt their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.

Really? Not for Muslims - never really been hospitable to Jews. For Evangelicals only. Probably Sessions pet project. Mike Pence must be orgasmically giddy.

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More attempts to turn America into a theocracy, and eliminated the seperation of Church and State. And more red meat thrown by Trump to his evangelical base of religious zealots.

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His worshippers say that the original purpose of the Separation of Church and State was to protect the Church FROM the State.

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Reply #5 posted 07/30/18 10:38am

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Musicslave said:

jjhunsecker said:

More attempts to turn America into a theocracy, and eliminated the seperation of Church and State. And more red meat thrown by Trump to his evangelical base of religious zealots.

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His worshippers say that the original purpose of the Separation of Church and State was to protect the Church FROM the State.


Wow - Sessions is insane and a blatant LIE.

WHO IS STOPPING ANYONE FROM WORSHIPPING WHATEVER AND WHOMEVER THEY WANT?!?!?!?!?!? disbelief


This is as asinine as the ficticious "war on Christmas"

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #6 posted 07/30/18 10:56am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

Musicslave said:

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His worshippers say that the original purpose of the Separation of Church and State was to protect the Church FROM the State.


Wow - Sessions is insane and a blatant LIE.

WHO IS STOPPING ANYONE FROM WORSHIPPING WHATEVER AND WHOMEVER THEY WANT?!?!?!?!?!? disbelief


This is as asinine as the ficticious "war on Christmas"

That's too logical, as nobody is stopping anyone from practicing their religion. But these are not rational people, and they love making themselves into "victims". And Trump knows exactly how to play them, just like a violin

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Reply #7 posted 07/30/18 11:19am

Musicslave

I've always thought that this image was perfect for the conventional trump voter...

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Worldly politics, not heavenly powers, inspire evangelicals to stick with Trump

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Reply #8 posted 07/30/18 11:23am

Musicslave

The only thing I would do differently is to emphasize the commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Have Any Other gods Before Me"

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Reply #9 posted 07/30/18 11:37am

poppys

Musicslave said:

The only thing I would do differently is to emphasize the commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Have Any Other gods Before Me"

falloff preach! Great political cartoon too. Some peeps can still DRAW without a computer.

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Reply #10 posted 07/30/18 12:18pm

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poppys said:

Musicslave said:

The only thing I would do differently is to emphasize the commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Have Any Other gods Before Me"

falloff preach! Great political cartoon too. Some peeps can still DRAW without a computer.


Co-sign - that cartoon is SPOT.ON. nod

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #11 posted 07/30/18 12:29pm

Musicslave

DiminutiveRocker said:

poppys said:

falloff preach! Great political cartoon too. Some peeps can still DRAW without a computer.


Co-sign - that cartoon is SPOT.ON. nod

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Thanks! I thought so too.

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What do you guys think is going to happen when any religion other than Christianity feels like their rights are being trampled on because of the enforcement of this policy?

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Reply #12 posted 07/30/18 3:47pm

Silvertongue7

I suppose they’re just trying to make it easier to discriminate against gays...
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Reply #13 posted 07/30/18 6:32pm

PennyPurple

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Silvertongue7 said:

I suppose they’re just trying to make it easier to discriminate against gays...

Oh, they'll use it to discriminate alright, against everything and everyone. Birth Control, right to refuse service, immigrants, people of color, women....

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Reply #14 posted 07/31/18 7:33am

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Wonder if Islam is part of it.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #15 posted 07/31/18 12:33pm

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Reply #16 posted 07/31/18 12:50pm

PennyPurple

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OMG, those comments had me laughing.

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Reply #17 posted 08/01/18 2:26pm

2freaky4church
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Right wing liberty, to be frank. He doesn't mean the right to give sandwiches to the poor.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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