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 Post subject: Major Religious Liberty, Pro-Life Protections
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:21 pm 
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Not sure how effective these "exec orders" are vs. a real law -- but seems like a step in the right direction! -->

President Donald Trump’s administration kept a major campaign promise on Friday, implementing his Executive Order 13798 by issuing key protections for religious liberty, as well as protecting the unborn.

President Trump signed Executive Order 13798 on May 4 to declare the policy of the United States government regarding religious liberty under the U.S. Constitution and federal law, the first such order in American history.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions acted Friday upon Section 4’s mandate, issuing guidance that declares 20 separate protections under federal law. They include:

1. The freedom of religion is a fundamental right of paramount importance, expressly protected by federal law.

2. The free exercise of religion includes the right to act or abstain from action in accordance with one’s religious beliefs.

3. The freedom of religion extends to persons and organizations.

5. Americans do not give up their freedom of religion by participating in the marketplace, partaking of the public square, or interacting with the government.

6. Government may not restrict acts or abstentions because of the beliefs they display. Government may not target religious individuals or entities for special disabilities based on their religion.

7. Government may not target religious individuals or entities through discriminatory enforcement of neutral, generally applicable laws.

8. Government may not officially favor or disfavor particular religious groups.

9. Government may not interfere with the autonomy of a religious organization.

The attorney general’s memorandum includes protections under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), including (#14) how demanding its legal standard is in protecting religious liberty, (#12) that it does not allow the federal government “to second-guess the reasonableness of a religious belief,” and

(#13) RFRA is violated when the government “substantially pressures” a religious person or group “to modify such observance or practice.” Sessions also clarifies religious protections under Title VII in federal law governing employers, regarding (#16) not discriminating against employees on the basis of religion, including (#17) religious observance and practice.

Additionally, (#19) religious employers have the right to hire only individuals who agree with that religious faith, and (#20) the federal government may not require an organization to set aside any of its religious-liberty rights as a condition for getting any grant or benefit.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... otections/

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 Post subject: Re: Major Religious Liberty, Pro-Life Protections
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:32 am 
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I believe Executive Orders, stay in place until another President changes them.

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 Post subject: Re: Major Religious Liberty, Pro-Life Protections
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:54 am 
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jxxzz wrote:
I believe Executive Orders, stay in place until another President changes them.


That is correct, but there are plenty of liberal Federal Judges that are very happy to keep them tied up in courts. It's crazy.

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