President Trump at the White House today signed an executive order allowing religious groups more ability to engage in political advocacy.
“We will never, ever stand for religious discrimination,” Trump said. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore.”
“The president’s order will free religious groups from restrictions on their political speech imposed by the Johnson Amendment, a tax regulation placed on religious nonprofits,” the Washington Examiner reported. “The order will also allow religious organizations to opt out of Obamacare provisions that conflict with their beliefs, such as a mandate that churches provide coverage for contraceptives.”
Here’s some video of Trump signing the order, as well as a proclamation declaring a National Day of Prayer, as religious leaders of various faiths look on.