Thursday, May 4, 2017
Trump signs "religious liberty"E.O.
I have a longer post on this at my blog for those who want to read more. Here's just the beginning ... Trump has signed an executive order on "religious liberty" as his Religious Right supporters, including the US Bishops, have been urging. Trump tries to link his action to the First Amendment, the Amendment he wants to change so that he can sue the press, but he misreads our Founding Fathers, who were mostly Deists. And he and the Bishops have made up their own definition of religious liberty ... when John Courtney Murray SJ helped Catholic JFK become president and when he championed the concept at Vatican II, religious liberty meant keeping religious out of politics: separation of church and state. More: Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Is a Triumph of Fake News ... and ... 1,300 Faith Leaders Denounce Trump’s Bigoted Religious Liberty Executive Order ... and ... Trump’s “religious liberty” executive order is meant to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination — and may be unconstitutional