The program to change the US in to a theocracy continues. This push comes after tRump notice a softening of his frantic fanatic Christian base. These people will stop at nothing to change history to their narrative of a founded Christian nation which is not true, and to insert their church doctrine in our secular laws to force everyone to follow the precepts of their religion. Remember not only do these people want to discriminate against those they do not like, but they want to criminalize people like me just for existing. They want to copy the very Islamic theocracies they claim to hate yet only they want to do it in the name of their Christian religion. Please read the article, this is the enemy we fight. Hugs
The Washington Post reports:
Nine federal agencies, including the Education Department, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Justice Department, are proposing rules that would reduce requirements for religious organizations. The rules would lift an Obama-era executive order that compelled religious organizations to tell the people they serve that they can receive the same service from a secular provider.
The Education Department plans to issue guidance that will require local school districts to certify that they have no rules or regulations that conflict with students’ right to pray at school. It will also require states to notify the Education Department if there are complaints against a school system regarding the right to pray. The department does not have similar reporting requirements for states when a school district is accused of other types of discrimination.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Camilla B. Taylor, an attorney with the LGBTQ civil rights group Lambda Legal, said the changes would affect huge swaths of government contracts. She said that when people they think of religious groups and social services, they “think a neighborhood soup kitchen in a basement”
“But we are talking about government grants to the tune of millions and millions of dollars. And increasingly, they are excluding members of the public from receiving services based on who they are,” Taylor said.
The Rev. Stan J. Sloan, chief executive of Family Equality, which supports same-sex families, said “once again, the Trump administration is putting the personal beliefs of taxpayer-funded service providers above the needs of vulnerable children, families and people they serve.”
There are quotes from other news sources and anti-LGBTQ+ groups, and from pro-LGBTQ+ groups. Hugs