AG Jeff Sessions Announces The ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’

Hannah Bleau

Well. This is…interesting.

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department will be creating what has been dubbed a “Religious Liberty Task Force.”

According to Sessions, the task force will “ensure all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations.” This is necessary, he says, because religious liberty has been under attack.

“We’ve seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives. We’ve seen U.S. senators ask judicial and executive branch nominees about dogma—even though the Constitution explicitly forbids a religious test for public office. We’ve all seen the ordeal faced so bravely by Jack Phillips,” Sessions stated.

Sessions said the guidance he issued in October lays out 20 fundamental principles for the executive branch to follow, including the principles that free exercise means a right to act — or to abstain from action — and that government shouldn’t impugn people’s motives or beliefs.

“In short, we have not only the freedom to worship—but the right to exercise our faith. The Constitution’s protections don’t end at the parish parking lot nor can our freedoms be confined to our basements,” Sessions said.

Reaction is pouring in. Libs are melting down and resorting to hysterical fearmongering. Don’t get too mad. It’s all they know.

Um. They’re not establishing a state religion, so try again pumpkin.

No. And it’s not the “Christian” task force. RELIGIOUS. Freedom of RELIGION, guys.

That’s BS. I’m a Christian. I don’t want members of the LGBT community to be “oppressed.” That’s completely absurd.

Fearmonger, fearmonger, fearmonger. It’s all they know how to do. They would’ve said the same thing back during the Founding Father days. They would’ve been all, “OMG THEY WANT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AKA THEY WANT TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO.”

No. It was the precise opposite, actually.

OMG. THERE WAS NO MUSLIM BAN. The vast majority of Muslim countries weren’t even INCLUDED in the travel restrictions. GAWD.

Freedom “from” religion? No…see… you don’t have to abide by a religion, thanks to the genius of the Founding Fathers. But by calling for the freedom “from” religion, you tread on my right to the freedom OF religion. Therefore, you suck and have no fundamental understanding of what you’re actually saying.

But by all means. Let the ignorance commence.

h/t The Hill