Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Religious Liberty Task Force
July 30, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Updated 7/30/18 at 9:29 p.m.
First, Space Force. Now, the R.L.T.F. (Religious Liberty Task Force). I say R.L.T.F. because this sounds more like a religious SWAT team, if not a B-Grade sci-fi movie where religious zealots carry around guns and bibles and enforce religion. Actually, that’s what it is with government backing.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Religious Liberty Task Force today as a follow up to President Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order that was signed earlier this year- because, you know, Trump supporters actually think the President is religious. I thought that paying off porn stars for sex and Playboy models was exclusively for television evangelists, but apparently, it reaches the Presidency of the United States.
While he’s not by any stretch of the rational imagination, Jeff Sessions is.
Today’s announcement should come as no surprise, especially when Sessions actually believes and mentioned in his announcement that “nuns were ordered to buy contraceptives.”
Somehow, nuns are employees. I will not waste my time researching that legal fallacy/oxy-moron, but regardless, it’s a reference to President Obama’s healthcare mandate that required that employee’s healthcare plans includes contraceptives. Welcome to 1857.
On its face, the R.L.T.F sounds like a good idea, just like communism sounds like a good idea, but, read in-between the lines. What is this about?
You can forget about protecting Muslims, you just need to look at the travel bans to figure that out. And while Muslims are out, they aren’t the only ones.
Sessions made reference to the Colorado baker who refused service to a gay couple, a case that reached the United States Supreme Court and the opinion was written by guess who? Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Of course, except for Justice Ginsberg and Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court hid behind religious freedom instead of what this was really about- sexual orientation. Don’t believe that Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh will make it any better for religion or the LGBTQ community.
One question- all religions? Actually, two questions. What happened to the separation of church and state?
“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.