Today, the Trump administration announced a number of new actions aiming to better protect religious liberty and First Amendment rights. Nine new rules were proposed, including by the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education, to ensure that faith-based service providers and organizations are not discriminated against via regulation or the grantmaking process due to their religious character. And the Department of Education also released a new guidance explicitly protecting the rights of students to pray and express their religious beliefs.

In response, Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, released the following statement praising the administration:

Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has been a consistent champion of religious liberty. Today’s actions by his administration further solidify this, offering important protections to faith-based groups who faced unfair discrimination under the previous president and ensuring that the First Amendment rights of students are fully respected. As has become abundantly clear, faithful Americans have a strong ally in President Trump, and APP commends the President and his administration for their important work in defending and promoting religious freedom for all.

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.

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