AFA: Time is now for EO on religious freedom
President Trump is making good on campaign promises one after the other, but he’s getting some pushback on one of them.
Fairly consistently on the campaign trail, and as recently as last week, President Trump made a pledge that certainly encouraged evangelicals:
“… I want to express clearly today to the American people that my administration will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty in our land.”
Someone in the White House leaked a draft of an executive order that would do just that, and in no uncertain terms. It specifically states that people and organizations do not forfeit their religious freedom while earning a living or seeking a job – effectively protecting Christian bakers, florists, photographers, and the like.
The leaker, however, made sure a copy got to the militant homosexual lobby – and the result, says the president of the American Family Association, is that that group is bringing all its firepower to bear on Mr. Trump.
“Hell hath no fury like the LGBT community scorned,” says Tim Wildmon. “He’s getting pushback from [his daughter] Ivanka Trump and her husband [Jared Kushner]. They’re telling President Trump Don’t sign anything like this because it will hurt you.”
The executive order has never been more needed, Wildmon adds.
“A lot of these LGBTQ communities … want to force Christians into submission,” he tells OneNewsNow. “The stories are ample across the country: if [for example] you don’t participate in their wedding ceremony with your business, then they want the government to drive you out of business.”
The American Family Association has launched an online petition asking President Trump to sign the executive order on religious liberty (see video below). Wildmon says he will personally deliver it to the White House.
Editor’s Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.