Defensor Fidei

Donald Trump is putting the last 38 years of failure on the part of the Republican party’s social conservatives in perspective with his forthright actions in office:

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to ensure that the faith-based and community organizations that form the bedrock of our society have strong advocates in the White House and throughout the Federal Government.

President Trump has signed an Executive Order entitled “Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative” in order to:

  • provide recommendations on the Administration’s policy agenda affecting faith-based and community programs;
  • provide recommendations on programs and policies where faith-based and community organizations may partner and/or deliver more effective solutions to poverty;
  • apprise the Administration of any failures of the executive branch to comply with religious liberty protections under law; and
  • reduce the burdens on the exercise of free religion.

Lest you think this is a mere exercise in meaningless bureaucratic symbolism, it’s definitely alarming the right people.

Anyone following the heinous “religious freedom” laws popping up around the U.S. understands that the coded language in a new executive order signed by Donald Trump yesterday has been used consistently and insidiously by conservatives to remove rights from LGBTQ people and women.

Read the executive order HERE. It’s alarming, to say the least.

This will be used to ensure that businesses and organizations have the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on religious beliefs…. Be afraid, be very afraid. This has the fingerprints of organizations like Family Research Council and other anti-LGBTQ hate groups all over it.