Trump Signs Order Aimed at Allowing Churches to Engage in More Political Activity

The Washington Post‘s John Wagner reports that President Trump signed an executive order on religious freedom on Thursday. The president “said he would direct the Internal Revenue Service to relax enforcement of rules barring tax-exempt churches from participating in politics” and the order “also offers unspecified ‘regulatory relief’ for religious objectors” to Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Wagner writes, “But the sweep of the order — unveiled on a National Day of Prayer — was significantly narrower than a February draft, which had alarmed civil libertarians, gay rights and other liberal advocacy groups and prompted threats of lawsuits.”

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