Washington, DC. The new American President Trump was planining on signing a new law on religous activity in the United States, that is until his daughter Ivanka and neocon son in law Jared Kushner reviewed his proposed actions.
Donald Trump was expected to sign a revised version of a controversial executive order on religious freedoms that could enshrine specific conservative Christian beliefs in US executive policy, it has been claimed by opponents to the state sleeping with the church in matters of faith.
Some parts leaked to media sources show the White House was considering an official declaration that premarital sex was morally wrong, marriage should be between a man and a woman and that life begins at conception.
The executive order will protect the tax-exempt status of organisations that acted on those beliefs, for example, by denying a service, even if they were working for the US government. So if a church or synagogue decides not to host a gay wedding on faith beliefs, no harm will come to the church.
The order reportedly went unsigned after the President’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, intervened. It was seen as opening the way for religious discrimination against the LGBTQ community and prospective foster parents.
According to Politico, a new version is being finalised ahead of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday following a push by Vice President Mike Pence, a committed Christian. According to the website’s source, its language is “very, very strong” and similar to the leaked February order’s.
The language now is even more constrained; “The belief that marriage is or should be recognised as the union of one man and one woman, sexual relations are properly reserved for such a marriage, male and female and their equivalents refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy, physiology, or genetics at or before birth, and that human life begins at conception and merits protection at all stages of life”.
The delay by Trump’s daughter and neocon democratic operative son in law Kushner, apparently did not sway the final passage of the executive order that was signed this morning.
President Donald Trump on Thursday made good on a promise to allow religious organizations greater freedom in political speech.
“Faith is deeply embedded into the history of our country, the spirit of our founding and the soul of our nation,” Trump said in the Rose Garden at a National Day of Prayer event with religious leaders and White House staff. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore.”
The president declared his administration would be “leading by example” on religious liberty in the United States.”We are giving our churches their voices back,” Trump said.