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Please pray for a greater awareness of the importance of religious freedom in a free society.

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Gal 5:1)

American culture has become “less hospitable to people of faith,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in vowing that the Justice Department would protect people’s religious freedom and convictions.

Sessions spoke at a Justice Department summit on religious tolerance at a time when courts have been asked how to balance anti-discrimination laws against the First Amendment’s religious freedom guarantees. He also announced the creation of a “religious liberty task force” to implement Justice Department guidance on respecting and accommodating religious beliefs, including those of department employees….

Sessions, the country’s chief law enforcement officer, warned Monday of a “dangerous movement” that he said was eroding protections for religious Americans.

He asserted that “nuns were being forced to buy contraceptives” — an apparent, though not fully accurate, reference to an Obama administration health care policy meant to ensure women covered by faith-based groups’ health plans have access to cost-free contraceptives. Religious groups that challenged the policy argued it violated their beliefs….

Sessions also objected to members of Congress asking judicial and executive branch nominees about their religious dogma. And he praised a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple in a case that reached the Supreme Court and ended in his favor this year. That baker, Jack Phillips, was part of a panel discussion at the Justice Department summit.

“Let’s be frank: A dangerous movement, undetected by many but real, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom. There can be no doubt. It’s no little matter. It must be confronted intellectually and politically and defeated,” Sessions said. “This election, this past election, and much that has flowed from it, gives us a rare opportunity to arrest these trends and to confront them….

Sessions, a Methodist and former Republican senator from Alabama, has made protecting religious liberty a cornerstone agenda item of his Justice Department — along with defending freedom of speech on college campuses. (Excerpts from Eric Tucker’s article in Associated Press)

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Nathan Milazzo
August 7, 2018

Thank you Lord ,that we have an Attorney General who is a believer, and who is dedicated to preserving religious freedom for all.

Mary Ann Canfijn
August 6, 2018

I’m thanking the Lord God for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ courage, boldness and insight in addressing the dangerous trend threatening religious liberty in America. This is our central liberty, framing and underpinning all others.
Without its protection here, we will not be able to support it in other countries where Christians especially suffer severely for their faith.
May all Americans become aware and understand this critical assignment.

Robert Toth
August 4, 2018

Lord that Justice Sessions would remain firmly convinced and commited to maintaining this stance.
Thank you Lord that thus far he has.

Carol L. Baird
August 3, 2018

Amen 🙏

William and Jenifer Lawrence
August 3, 2018

Thank you so much Attorney General Sessions for standing for our religious freedoms that in the beginning our country we fought for. We thank you for affirming and backing us in our believes and faith. We as believers in Jesus and standing for our beliefs in love, stand with you and will pray for you to have God’s wisdom and guidance.

Dorothy Haynes
August 3, 2018

Thank you Attorney General Sessions for standing for the religious freedoms of the Believers in Jesus that are in the United States. Your firm stand is much appreciated and very necessary especially since we are the only group of people that are not being tolerated in our nation.

Cynthia Rose Dempsay
August 3, 2018

Thank you,Attorney General Sessions,for affirming, backing and standing for our religious freedoms and faith that is so dear to many of us. Now, we as followers and believers of Jesus Christ need to stand with you, do what we can to help you and pray for you! Thank you again and God bless.

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