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White House Aims for Thursday Signing of Religious Liberty Executive Order

posted on May 3, 2017

POLITICO’s Timothy Alberta and Shane Goldmacher report, “President Donald Trump has invited conservative leaders to the White House on Thursday for what they expect will be the ceremonial signing of a long-awaited – and highly controversial – executive order on religious liberty, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.” The original draft of the order, which was leaked in February, contained broad language that would allow individuals and groups to claim religious objections under a wide range of circumstances. Alberta and Goldmacher add that Thursday is both the National Day of Prayer and the Canterbury Medal Gala, which is hosted by a group that advocates for religious freedom.