President Donald Trump signed an executive order on religious freedom on the National Day of Prayer, making good on a promise to allow religious organizations to become more active politically.
The order called “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty” protects the tax-free status of politically active churches.
It prevents the Internal Revenue Service to take “adverse action” against churches and other religious organizations that participate in political activity.
Response to the order has been mixed. Family Research Council, an advocate of religious freedom, applauds it as an important first step to protecting religious liberty. Meanwhile, Heritage Foundation feels it doesn’t tackle the most pressing threats to religious liberty.
President Trump signed the order during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, and was attended by religious leaders who prayed before the signing.
Also in attendance are two nuns from the Little Sisters of the Poor, the plaintiff in a controversial lawsuit seeking relief from Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
100% Fed Up reports:
The Obama administration has asked the Court to compel these Little Sisters of the Poor to do indirectly what they refuse to do directly. They asked the Court to force Catholic nuns to sin, to act against conscience, to pursue an immoral course of action.