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Fri May 5, 2017, 08:52 PM

 

Atheists Sue President Trump Over His Religious Liberty Executive Order

The government would favor religious nonprofits over nonreligious ones, a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation claims — just look at Trump’s campaign rhetoric, they add.

GABY DEL VALLE
05.05.17 11:46 AM ET

An atheist group is suing President Donald Trump over his religious liberty executive order, which loosens restrictions on political activity by religious groups.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed suit Thursday in federal court against Trump and the Internal Revenue Service, claiming the order is unconstitutional because it makes government favor religion over nonreligion. Although the executive order applies to all nonprofits, FFRF believes it will be selectively enforced so as to only benefit churches and religious organizations.

“We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied, or silenced anymore,” Trump said while announcing the order on Thursday. “And we will never, ever stand for religious discrimination, never ever.”

FFRF calls that and the order a “message to Christians, and particularly evangelicals” that the government will no longer bar them from endorsing candidates, donating to campaigns, or otherwise engaging in politics.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/05/atheists-sue-president-trump-over-his-religious-liberty-executive-order?via=twitter_page

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Response to rug (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:14 PM

1. ACLU decided not to sue since EOs toothless, but I'm

glad FFRF did. Lawsuits seem to be only way to gain Dumpf's attention to the unconstitutionality of his fiats.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:19 PM

2. Is that the organization

that Ronald Regan Jr. does endorsements for?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:24 PM

3. It is.

 

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:29 PM

4. yes I believe so

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Response to rug (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:48 PM

5. I'm a member of FFRF and personally know Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker.

The organization regularly files legal actions.

This is nothing special.

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