More Than 1,000 Faith Leaders Say No Thanks To Trump’s Planned ‘Religious Liberty’ Order

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

By Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday on “religious liberty.” According to White House officials, the order could either offer protections to individuals and organizations who discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community or make it easier for tax-exempt churches and faith groups to endorse political candidates ― or both.

If the order reflects a draft leaked in February, as several officials told Politico on Tuesday, opponents say it could give conservative Christians license to deny goods and services to members of the LGBTQ community.

As news of the impending “religious liberty” order broke on Tuesday, more than 1,000 faith leaders released a letter urging the president to abandon it.

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