I cann't belive it ...
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Started by cutworm - May 20, 2020, 11:47 a.m.
By metmike - May 20, 2020, 1 p.m.
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Actually, cutworm, its being spun as just the opposite.............that the actions are intentionally using the coronavirus to discriminate against non religious groups.

Religious exemptions are gutting civil rights protections, advocacy groups warn


The Trump administration's expansion of "religious freedom" is coming at the expense of LGBTQ rights, according to a new report.

Image: President Trump Signs Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty
President Donald Trump, surrounded my members of the clergy, signed the Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty, in the Rose Garden of the White 

The Trump administration's expansion of religious exemptions is undermining civil rights protections and codifying discrimination against marginalized groups — particularly LGBTQ people — according to a report released Monday by three research and advocacy groups.

Using a combination of new rules, legal interventions and newly created divisions, the departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor and State have all taken steps to advance "religious liberty," often at the expense of LGBTQ rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for American Progress and the Movement Advancement Project argue in their report.

"When you connect the dots, you really see the administration pushing for a sea change in our culture and legal norms ... at the expense of existing nondiscrimination principles."

Louise Melling, ACLU Deputy Legal Director

"The many proposals to allow religious discrimination are consistent with the trend of the administration to undercut civil rights broadly," Louise Melling, deputy legal director of the ACLU, told NBC News. "The administration is taking the position that religious freedoms give you a right to discriminate

By metmike - May 20, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
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The White House disagreed. Spokesman Judd Deere accused the organizations of being "a campaign arm of the Democratic Party" that has "refused to credit the President with any action he's taken to protect LGBTQ Americans."

"The President believes in human dignity for all and that no one should be discriminated against, including religious organizations and the LGBTQ community," Deere said in a statement. "These actions build on President Trump's longstanding commitment to responsibly safeguard the fundamental right to religious freedom by eliminating unfair and unequal treatment by the Federal government."