Posts Tagged ‘ religious freedom ’

Three Key Speculations About Trump’s Religious Executive Action

May 4th, 2017 | By

President Donald Trump will sign a religious freedom executive order, according to news reports. Trump is expected to sign the order today, May 4 — the National Day of Prayer. Back in February, a leaked document — apparently a draft of the order — contained this line: “It shall be the policy of this Administration

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Trump To Sign Religious-Liberty Order: Report

May 3rd, 2017 | By

President Trump has invited about 100 conservative leaders to the White House on Thursday, when he’s expected to sign an executive order on religious liberty. Mr. Trump will be holding an event for the National Day of Prayer, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed. But she said there was no announcement to be

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Congressional Prayer Caucus Urges President Trump To Stand Strong On Religious Freedom

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

“Religious freedom – the right to practice any faith or to choose no faith at all – is a fundamental human right of all people. I was encouraged to hear you say that a “first priority” of your administration will be to “preserve and protect our religious liberty,” and I believe there are several steps you can take to make that commitment a reality”.



Congressional Prayer Caucus Update!

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the first markup on Judge Gorsuch on Monday, March 27th. By Committee rule, Democrats can ask that the vote be held over for an additional week, which is very normal. As such, we are expecting a final vote in Committee as well as a vote on the Senate floor the week of April 3rd before we recess for Easter.



Religion Freedom Requires Less Oppressive Government

Mar 24th, 2017 | By

On Feb. 2, at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump said, “My administration will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty.”
Right now, he has a golden opportunity. He can sign an executive order that has been on his desk since early February that would halt some of the ongoing attacks on religious conscience all over the country.



Important Update From Congressional Prayer Caucus

Feb 7th, 2017 | By

Senator Lankford, Whip Scalise and Rep. Hice introduced the Free Speech Fairness Act (S.264 and H.R.781) to address the Johnson amendment in the Tax Code. Introduced by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson in 1954, the Johnson amendment has effectively censored all nonprofit organizations and their leaders with the threat of an IRS investigation, fines or loss of tax-exempt status if they choose to engage in political speech.



Remarks By President Trump At National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By

We have seen peace-loving Muslims brutalized, victimized, murdered and oppressed by ISIS killers.  We have seen threats of extermination against the Jewish people.  We have seen a campaign of ISIS and genocide against Christians, where they cut off heads.  Not since the Middle Ages have we seen that.  We haven’t seen that, the cutting off of heads.  Now they cut off their heads, they drown people in steel cages.  Haven’t seen this — I haven’t seen this.  Nobody has seen this for many, many years. 



President Obama Signs International Religious Freedom Bill Co-Sponsored By Senator Lankford

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

On Friday, President Obama signed the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, a bill co-sponsored by Senator James Lankford (R-OK). The law aims to strengthen the United States’ effort to combat persecution of religious minorities around the world.



Religious Freedom Amendment Scrapped By Congress

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is to be passed by Congress very soon included a religious freedom amendment designed to protect defense contractors from religious discrimination. It has been stripped from the bill at the last minute.



Mike Johnson Headed For Runoff Election – December 10!

Nov 25th, 2016 | By

Johnson is a constitutional lawyer who has argued religious freedom cases for the Alliance Defending Freedom and has been awarded the “Outstanding Family Advocate” award by the Louisiana Family Forum. He has also been given an “A” rating by the NRA Political Action Fund.