Jeff Sessions’: Twitter Rains Hell On New Religious Liberty Task Force

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the U.S. Justice Department is launching a “religious liberty task force” — and Twitter erupted.

The new unit will aid the department in fully implementing the religious liberty legal “guidance” issued last year under President Donald Trump’s direction, Jeff Sessions said in a speech at the Justice Department’s Religious Liberty Summit in Washington.

The attorney general charged that the freedom to practice religion in America has come “under attack” in the nation’s current “cultural climate.”

A “dangerous movement, undetected by many, but real, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom …. It must be confronted … and defeated,” he added.

“We’ve seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives. We’ve seen United States senators ask judicial and executive branch nominees about dogma …. We’ve all seen the ordeal faced so bravely by Jack Phillips,” Jeff Sessions added, referring to the Colorado baker who won a religious liberty challenge to LGBTQ anti-discrimination law in the U.S. Supreme Court after refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Sessions called freedom of religion “indeed our first freedom being the first listed right in the First Amendment” and said that the Trump administration is “actively seeking to accommodate people of faith.”

Sessions touted his department’s prosecution of attacks on religion, among them court actions shielding about 90 plaintiffs from Obama-era requirements that employer health insurance cover contraception, an amicus brief “we were proud to file” on behalf of Phillips, and indictments in an arson attack and threats directed at two mosques.

Twitter exploded, with critics charging that the Religious Liberty Task Force was a front to protect religious zealots attacking LGBTQ rights and an unconstitutional push to marry church and state on the altar of Christianity.

Scott Stapf@stapf

The first meeting of the Religious Liberty Task Force is now convening.

shauna

@goldengateblond

The Religious Liberty Task Force sounds like the shittiest Justice League ever.

Bob Cobb@BobCobb06638683

“Religious Liberty Task Force”

Hmmmmm…

Wait.

Isn’t that something the Taliban would do?

Andrew Wortman@AmoneyResists

Jeff Sessions’ “Religious Liberty Task Force”:
• Is another example of Trump’s “solutions that don’t work to problems that don’t exist”
• Shows a blatant disregard for the separation of church and state
• Is the latest of this administration’s attempts to appease evangelicals

Jeremy Newberger

@jeremynewberger

ME: Hello, is this the Religious Liberty Task Force? Hi it’s an emergency! An entire group of gov’t officials split up thousands of families on the Southern border and it goes against every tenant of my religion, which advocates keeping the family together. Please come quick!

David Leavitt

@David_Leavitt

I’m 💯 sure that the new
“RELIGIOUS LIBERTY TASK FORCE”
Is a violation of separation between church and state

Soren Bowie

@Soren_Ltd

I’m having the weirdest déjà vu about this Religious Liberty Task Force.

Brando@Brandossius

I’ve got a great case for Trump’s new Religious Liberty Task Force! See a gang of hateful bigots implemented a Muslim Ban and this seems a textbook violation of religious liberty.

God 🌈@TheGoodGodAbove

Today the US Government announced the creation of a ‘religious liberty task force.’

The prophecy is complete:
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

Goldie Pops@busybrains

We need freedom from religion not freedom of religion.

Kurt Eichenwald

@kurteichenwald

I am delighted that Religious Liberty Task Force will finally protect people who face problems because of their religions: Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and other religious minorities.

What? Oh, this is just about hating gays and forcing people to say Merry Christmas? What a shock.

Alt Fed Employee@Alt_FedEmployee

Jeff Sessions just announced they formed a Religious Liberty Task Force to ensure that all religious organizations have rights. Only by all organizations he means Christians, and by rights he means the freedom to impose their beliefs on others.

Michael Blackman@mikerblackman

The password to enter the Religious Liberty Task Force is Merry Christmas.

Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈

@cmclymer

The “Religious Liberty Task Force” is a cynical and cruel attempt to enable discrimination against LGBTQ people. That’s all this is. It has nothing to do with “religious liberty”. It’s about controlling the bedrooms and bodies of other people. It is opposite of freedom + faith.

emilia@PoliticalEmilia

In some states, it’s technically illegal for atheists to run for office.

The president wants to ban Muslims.

Jews face anti Semitic hate everyday.

But apparently, a Religious Liberty Task Force is needed to protect the MOST hurt group, the Christians.
Give me a freaking break.

N. K. Jemisin

@nkjemisin

People are always asking me to do futurist prediction so here goes. I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that the new Religious Liberty Task Force WON’T work on hate crimes and the surge in persecution of Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, and other religious minorities. OK, somebody pay me.

Mrs. Betty Bowers@BettyBowers

Don’t be fooled by the Orwellian-named “Religious Liberty Task Force” and its favorite gimmick . They are both blandly-branded pushes to hurt people, promote a brand of Christianity not on speaking terms with Jesus, and create a theocracy.

Denizcan Grimes@MrFilmkritik

Jeff Sessions just announced a “Religious Liberty Task Force.”

Here’s your first look.

Christopher Moore

@TheAuthorGuy

Looking forward to seeing Jeff and company see that Muslims have a place and time for prayers five times a day, Sikhs knives are allowed in the workplace, and Rastafarians can blaze up to honor the Lion of Zion.

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“Religious Liberty Task Force”

This probably sounds awesome if you’re Christian. Just remember there are over 140K denominations. Which one gets enforced? Yours today but maybe not tomorrow. This is how it starts. All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others

Jason Chesnut-no-t-in-the-middle@crazypastor

The “Religious Liberty Task Force” is simply white supremacy and Christian supremacy masquerading as some kind of freedom for people of faith.

Don’t be fooled.

InfoSource: Huffpost
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