Congressman Jim Bridenstine on Religious Liberty Executive Order
I commend President Trump for declaring that it is the policy of his administration to protect and promote religious liberty. The President acknowledged that this is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution.
Today’s Executive Order diminishes the threat of losing tax exempt status that has discouraged religious leaders from speaking out about political issues from the pulpit. It also removes the regulation that required religious organizations to pay for abortifacients in violation of their beliefs.
The text of the Executive Order is available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders