3 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-6-17

  1. Plenty of people are not happy about it, but it’s good news anyway. :–)

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised federal agencies to follow 20 principles of religious freedom, including a recognition that religious employers can discriminate in hiring, as he elaborated on an executive order President Donald Trump signed in May……….

    Sessions set out 20 principles based on the Justice Department’s interpretation of existing laws, such as the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The document supports the positions of religious and social conservatives who were a key part of Trump’s support in last year’s election.

    “President Trump is demonstrating his commitment to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom,” Tony Perkins, president of one such group, the Family Research Council, said in a statement after the Sessions memo was issued.

    ‘Reasonably Accommodated’

    In the memorandum issued to all federal agencies, Sessions wrote: “Except in the narrowest of circumstances, no one should be forced to choose between living out his or her faith and complying with the law. Therefore, to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law, religious observance and practice should be reasonably accommodated in all government activity, including employment, contracting and programming.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-06/u-s-issues-religious-freedom-memo-giving-leeway-in-who-to-hire

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