Washington, D.C. — Today at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump claimed that he would protect religious freedom for all people. LaShawn Y. Warren, Vice President of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response:
President Trump has promised to protect religious freedom and ensure all faiths are respected and all citizens can feel safe in our nation. This promise, however, rings hollow, especially as his administration doubles down on executive orders discriminating against Muslim immigrants and refugees who are being kept out of this country because of their faith. Women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families; and anyone who doesn’t conform to the administration’s narrow view of what it means to be a person of faith, are the least safe and secure in our country. We need only look to the anti-equality views of the people in this administration and the policies they support to know that these vulnerable groups will be next to suffer under this president.
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