Today, the Department of Labor announced a new proposed rule aimed at protecting the religious liberty of federal contractors. The rule would explicitly clarify that religious organizations which contract with the federal government are free to make employment decisions on the basis of their religious beliefs and will not be penalized by the government for doing so.
In response, Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, released the following statement praising the rule:
From our nation’s founding to today, religious organizations have played a critical role in serving American society, service which is born directly out of their religious faith. Despite this long and distinguished record, however, many on the progressive left would have these charities renounce their religious identity in order to partner with the federal government. This bigoted position is simply indefensible.
Fortunately, the Trump administration has made clear they value the contributions of people of faith and have committed to protecting their religious liberty. We commend the President for taking this stand and fully support his administration’s continued efforts to uphold Americans’ first freedom.
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