Religious Freedom or Religious Discrimination Bill?

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    Religious Freedom or Religious Discrimination Bill?

    The order loosens a provision of the tax code which prohibits religious organisations from directly supporting or opposing political candidates.

    Mr Trump often complained about the rule as a candidate. Repealing it would require action in Congress.

    LGBT groups and several human-rights groups oppose the order.

    The order was signed by Mr Trump as he hosts conservative religious leaders at the White House for the National Day of Prayer.

    "We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced ever again," Mr Trump told the audience.

    The White House says the order is necessary to protect religious groups that had been "persecuted by the Obama administration" such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group which faced huge fines over their refusal to pay for contraception under Obamacare.

    In a full-page ad printed in Politico, more than 1,300 members of clergy argue that the order would turn religious freedom "into a weapon to discriminate against broad swaths of our nation, including LGBTQ people, women, and children in foster care".

    Some religious groups, such as the Alliance Defending Freedom, said that the order did not go far enough in its protections for businesses "simply expressing a religious point of view on marriage that differed from that of the federal government".

    What's in Trump's religious liberty order? - BBC News
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    Admittedly this is not my area of expertise but doesn't this latest Executive Order move America closer to a Theocracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Admittedly this is not my area of expertise but doesn't this latest Executive Order move America closer to a Theocracy?
    In a word, yes. Bothersome.

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    No one else has an opinion on this?

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    I have an opinion on it, but it's not worth the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I have an opinion on it, but it's not worth the effort.
    My sentiments on a lot of the discussion in this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I have an opinion on it, but it's not worth the effort.
    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    My sentiments on a lot of the discussion in this forum.
    I would love to hear each of your opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    No one else has an opinion on this?
    I do, but I'd hate to lose my posting privileges.

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    But I'll give it a brief go. Intolerance and prejudice under the not-so-subtle guise of "religious freedom".

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I have an opinion on it, but it's not worth the effort.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    But I'll give it a brief go. Intolerance and prejudice under the not-so-subtle guise of "religious freedom".
    Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    But I'll give it a brief go. Intolerance and prejudice under the not-so-subtle guise of "religious freedom".
    Yes, and no need to explain. If people do not understand this as written, their mindset won't allow them to otherwise no matter how you explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Yes, and no need to explain. If people do not understand this as written, their mindset won't allow them to otherwise no matter how you explain it.
    Whatever. More elitist attitude. Why am I not surprised.

    Not one thing has happened and the sky is falling already. SMH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt278 View Post
    Whatever. More elitist attitude. Why am I not surprised.

    Not one thing has happened and the sky is falling already. SMH.
    See. That's why some say not worth the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    See. That's why some say not worth the effort.
    No, I don't see.

    How can there be honest, open dialogue, when some have decided that others wouldn't understand another view?

    I can see see both sides of this issue. Some concerns from both sides are legitimate and some are unfounded.

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