May 3, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order today creating a new Faith and Opportunity Initiative.

Daniel Mach, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, had the following statement:

“Freedom of religion is one of our most fundamental and cherished rights. But that freedom does not give any of us the right to harm other people, to impose our beliefs on others, or to discriminate. The ACLU will be watching this initiative closely to ensure that it does not promote policies that violate these core principles. Many in the U.S., including people of faith, don’t want to give taxpayer-funded agencies or businesses open to the public a license to discriminate.”

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