Jeff Sessions new “Religious Liberty Task Force” is really designed to help establish a Christian theocracy.

By | 2018-08-01T13:54:39+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: News, News2, Religion|Tags: , , , |23 Comments

Courtesy of NBC News

In the Trump administration’s latest effort to deliver on promises to its base, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “religious liberty task force” at the Department of Justice. Sessions made the announcement at a Religious Liberty Summit, which was backed by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). But a closer look at what Sessions and groups like the ADF mean when they talk about “religious liberty” makes clear how both religion and freedom are being redefined by this administration to serve an extreme agenda. It’s time for people who care about the future of democratic society to reclaim the concept of religious liberty.

Plenty of Americans still value the separation of church and state and, along with it, the establishment clause’s guarantee of freedom of conscience for all people. Outside the circles of the extreme right, religious liberty has long been a progressive value, celebrated by abolitionists, tax resisters, conscientious objectors and religious minorities alike. So long as an American respects the legal rights of his neighbor, the Constitution promises him the freedom to obey his own conscience when it comes to matters of religious conviction.

But when groups like the ADF talk about religious liberty, they are really talking about liberty for one specific religion — Christianity. In this context, the phrase has become a rallying cry for Christian conservatives whose religious and political interests align around issues like reversing Roe v. Wade and rolling back LGBT protections. Indeed, in their study “Make America Christian Again,” sociologists Andrew Whitehead, Samuel Baker, and Joseph Perry conclude, independent of other influences, Christian nationalism was the single most determinative indicator of support for candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

Donald Trump does not care about religious tolerance, never has, that is why he is perfectly fine with banning Muslims from entering this country. 

The only reason that he is allowing his Attorney General to push for this task force is that he knows that Christians are the single easiest demographic to manipulate. 

After all even being an accused rapist who paid off porn stars to keep them quiet before the election has not negatively impacted their support for him. 

In short this “task force” is bad news for everybody, and that actually ultimately includes Christians. 

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23 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 4:50 am - Reply

    He wants to live in a theocracy? He can move to Iran.

  2. Canadian Observer August 1, 2018 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I am heartsick at what has become of your country since the election of Donald Trump. Along with every horrible act perpetrated by this administration, the war being waged against the free press, as witnessed at Trump’s latest rally in Florida, is despicable. You can see the level of pure hatred, encouraged by Trump, that is directed at reporters covering these events being raised to such an extent as to put these reporters in danger. It is truly sad that a good number of Americans are enthusiastically supporting this lunatic of a President.

  3. anon August 1, 2018 at 5:28 am - Reply
  4. Paul August 1, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

    These people don’t just want a “christian nationalism,” but a “white christian nationalism.” Racism cloaked in christianity is what really drives Donnie Dotard’s supporters. I’ve never met people who show more hatred towards other people than christian fundamentalists. Clearly they don’t follow what’s in their bibles, and they demonstrate they have very little knowledge of what their Jesus said. These people simply use christianity as a cover for their racism.

  5. anon August 1, 2018 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Who is session trying to protect using our justice system and political arena? Maybe he should investigate the many FAKE religious cults that mentally enslave people and take money from them. Or maybe sessions should look into the thousands of sex assault cases in the church. The Devil himself lurks at the church. Maybe sessions can visit the trump rallies that have the scientology cult there waving signs and hate. Sessions has lots to do before Donald j trump goes to prison. He better get with it now.

  6. moh August 1, 2018 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Someone said Willow’s wedding reception will be at Planned Parenthood.

    • anon August 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      When’s the wedding?

    • Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      She better get her baby factory up and running, She’s down 4-0 against her sister.

  7. ANON August 1, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/trump-tells-sessions-un-recuse-russia-probe-stop-witch-hunt-latest-panicked-tweet/

    tinydjt>..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!
    5:24 AM – Aug 1, 2018

    Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders. He worked for me for a very short time. Why didn’t government tell me that he was under investigation. These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion – a Hoax!
    5:34 AM – Aug 1, 2018

    • Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

      Donald Trump Tweets ‘Attorney General Jeff Sessions Should Stop this Rigged Witch Hunt Right Now’

      Right out in the open.

      Wednesday morning’s tweet appears as a less than subtle message directed at the head of the Department of Justice, AG Sessions. It was one in a series of five tweets where the President again painted the Mueller investigation as a baseless witch hunt.

      https://secondnexus.com/news/trump-tweets-sessions-stop-mueller/?viewall=true

  8. anon August 1, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    666pence! “During his keynote speech Tuesday 666Pence said:
    “While other nations possessed the capability, the fact is, Russia meddled in our 2016 elections. That is the unambiguous judgment of our intelligence community, and as the President said, we ‘accept the intelligence community’s conclusion.’”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/01/nielsen-and-pence-admit-russians-interfered-in-2016-presidential-election.html

  9. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

    OMG! What is happening to this country????

    POLL: Fox News Is a Trusted TV News Source for 87% of Americans, Second Only to the BBC

    Huh?

    https://secondnexus.com/news/donald-trump/poll-finds-fox-news-second-most-trustworthy/

  10. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 8:00 am - Reply

    GALLUP POLL: Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Falls From 43% to 40% Since Helsinki Meeting, Net -6%

    https://secondnexus.com/news/politics/gallup-poll-trump-approval-dropping/

  11. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Right-wing radio personality Bill Mitchell offered a rather perplexing defense of President Donald Trump on Monday, tweeting that God favors Trump because of “math.”

    “God favors America,” Mitchell wrote, adding that “Trump favors America.” Therefore, Mitchell said, “God favors Trump.”

    “It’s just math,” Mitchell concluded. Mitchell did not offer any math to back up his claim.

    https://secondnexus.com/news/bill-mitchell-god-favors-trump-because-math/

  12. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Disinformation expert warns senators that Russia is still trying to suppress minority votes and divide the left

    …“The public has got to be alert to a repeat of the 2016 Russian playbook which was to attract an audience on the Left, discourage them from voting and that could mean attacking Democratic candidates … in effect the Russians are trying to make it possible that our votes don’t matter. Is that essentially your concern?” Wyden asked.

    “Yes sir, there’s a lot of efforts to push intra-party divisions on the left.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/disinformation-expert-warns-senators-russia-still-trying-suppress-minority-votes-divide-left/

  13. anon August 1, 2018 at 8:14 am - Reply

    OT ““Praying Medic,” ” the QAnon conspiracy theory is much more far-reaching, claiming that a global Deep State cabal is responsible for most of the world’s evil, and that Trump, along with Robert Mueller, are working to deliver sealed indictments and ship everyone from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to George Soros to Hillary Clinton off to Guantanamo Bay.” “The expansive nature of the QAnon theory — it involves everything from banking conspiracies to claims of Satanic Abuse and supposed child sex trafficking by Democratic lawmakers and public figures — means that smaller theories can be adopted into the fold as offshoots.” “The QAnon theory began on 4chan before migrating over to the even more obscure 8chan. These sites were instrumental in helping craft the so-called “alt-right” during 2015 and 2016 but, as journalist Will Sommer at the Daily Beast notes, QAnon is actually far more popular among baby boomers than their younger, more tech-savvy counterparts on the right.”

    ” On Sunday, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with President Trump, was targeted by QAnon followers.” “This past weekend, for instance, QAnon decided that Tom Hanks was a member of the Deep State cabal and a pedophile. On Monday, the top search results for Tom Hanks on YouTube were related to QAnon accusations before the algorithm reverted it.” ” the accusations against Hanks stem from a single, unverified tweet by Sarah Ruth Ashcraft, claiming that she was purchased by Hanks at 13 as a “dissociated #mindcontrol doll.” Ashcraft later boasted about how QAnon had helped her increase her Twitter following by 20,000.”
    Praying Medic>
    The account had tweeted a baseless claim about former U.S. dignitaries retaining security clearances because they were members of the “Deep State.” “Shapiro has nearly 1.5 million followers, including GOP chair Ronna McDaniel, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), presidential adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump, and President Trump’s two elder sons, Donald Jr. and Eric.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-tampa-rally-qanon-conspiracy-goes-mainstream-68037c87f50b/

  14. ANON August 1, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

    OT?>”John Sandweg, the former Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing crisis at the Mexico-U.S. border as more than 700 children remain separated from their parents. Benjamin Crump, the Civil Rights Attorney discusses the fatal shooting of Markeis McGlockton in Florida and the state’s “stand your ground” law.

    https://www.pbs.org/video/amanpour-john-sandweg-and-benjamin-crump-qtuqvn/

  15. anonymous August 1, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    “McCain took this admission as proof that there actually is a “War on Christmas” because Goldberg believed that she was being more “inclusive” by saying, “Happy Holidays.”

    “Just the mention of saying it’s more inclusive to say ‘Happy Holidays,’ I don’t think I’m not inclusive,” she said. “I’m a Christian, I say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ And U would like to wish everyone ‘Merry Christmas’ to everyone, and no one’s been offended, at least to my face.”

    McCain’s admission that no one has actually ever berated her for wishing them “Merry Christmas” led her other hosts to point out that there is no real “War on Christmas.”

    McCain, however, was not dissuaded.

    “I think the ‘War on Christmas’ is a real thing in our culture because we’re having a debate about it right now at this table!” she said.

    “It’s a B.S. debate!” Goldberg shot back.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/views-meghan-mccain-slammed-defending-trumps-brilliant-culture-war-war-christmas-real/

  16. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

    If The US was founded on Judeo-Xian dogma, where is the Government monument our forefathers built to signify it?

    • Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      They keep forgetting that the “founding fathers” left England to escape religious persecution, hence the separation of church and state.

      But then again, they don’t know anything about the history of this country.

  17. anon August 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    OT : “The spending bill is expected to be signed into law by Trump.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/congress-passes-bill-forcing-tech-companies-disclose-foreign-software-probes/

    “t would force technology companies to disclose if they allowed countries like China and Russia to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military.
    The legislation, part of the Pentagon’s spending bill, was drafted after a Reuters investigation last year found software makers allowed a Russian defense agency to hunt for vulnerabilities in software used by some agencies of the U.S. government, including the Pentagon and intelligence services.”

  18. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Imagine you’ve been taught… err brainwashed all your life some guy up in the sky is all powerful and is looking down on everyone. Sheesh, he’s more worthless than Trump.

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