Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been using the Justice Department to crush collective freedoms in creating a society that makes Fahrenheit 451 look like Charlotte’s Web. Sessions crapped on the constitution earlier today when he announced that the Department of Justice is creating a ‘religious liberty task force.’
Sessions is very much like Vice-President Pence in that he has a Christian prosecution complex, readily willing to terrorize any American who doesn’t subscribe to their perverted and extremist religious point of view. Sessions somehow believes a dominant and all-powerful major religion is the victim, successfully adopting Trump’s cynical efforts at making the majority seem like the victim.
We’ve seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives. We’ve seen U.S. Senators ask judicial and executive branch nominees about dogma—even though the Constitution explicitly forbids a religious test for public office. We’ve all seen the ordeal faced so bravely by Jack Phillips, he said, referring to the Colorado baker who took his case to the Supreme Court after he was found to have violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Sessions claims the task force, co-chaired by Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio and the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy, Beth Williams, is designed to help the department fully implement the religious liberty guidance it issued last year.
In short, we have not only the freedom to worship—but the right to exercise our faith. The Constitution’s protections don’t end at the parish parking lot nor can our freedoms be confined to our basements, he said, according to his prepared remarks.
This clearly violates the Constitution. Religious freedom is already addressed in the Establishment Clause. It’s painfully obvious that Sessions is doing this purely to provide a legal avenue to enact legislation and issue judicial rulings which do away with it and erode freedoms. Worse yet, past moves indicate that this might only be used to protect Christians.
Muslim bakers need not apply.
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