President Trump Statement on Safeguarding Right To Religious Freedom For Students And Organizations

January 19, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

Here is the President’s statement, via press release on his new push to safeguard religious freedom in public schools:

“Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.” – President Donald J. Trump

** PROTECTING PRAYER IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: President Donald J. Trump remains committed to protecting every student’s constitutional right to pray in school.

* The Trump Administration is taking action to further safeguard students’ constitutionally protected right to pray in school.

* President Trump is updating Federal guidance regarding protected prayer and religious expression in public schools, which has not been issued since 2003.

+ The update will help safeguard students’ rights by giving education providers and students the most current information concerning prayer in public schools.

* To receive Federal funds, local educational agencies must confirm that their policies do not prevent or interfere with the constitutionally-protected rights outlined in the guidance.

* The updated guidance will help improve individuals’ ability to file a complaint if they are denied the ability to participate in protected religious expression.

* The new guidance makes clear that students can read religious texts or pray during recess and other non-instructional periods, organize prayer groups, and express their religious beliefs in their assignments.

PROMOTING EQUAL TREATMENT: The Administration is working to ensure that our Nation’s religious organizations are treated equally by the Federal government.

* The Administration is issuing nine proposed rules to protect religious organizations from unfair and unequal treatment by the Federal government.

+ The proposed rules would eliminate burdensome Obama-era requirements that unfairly imposed unique regulatory burdens only on religious organizations.

* The Office of Management and Budget is also releasing a memo requiring Federal agencies to ensure that the grant-making practices of state recipients of Federal funding comply with the First Amendment.

* The Trump Administration is committed to ensuring religious organizations can compete on a level playing field for funding, without discrimination.

CHAMPIONING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: These actions build on President Trump’s longstanding commitment to safeguarding the fundamental right to religious freedom.

* During his first year in office, President Trump signed an Executive Order upholding religious liberty and the right to engage in religious speech.

* President Trump signed an Executive Order recognizing the essential contributions of faith-based organizations and establishing the Faith and Opportunity Initiative.

* The Administration continues to unequivocally stand up for religious liberty in the courts.

* President Trump reversed the Obama-era policy that prevented the government from providing disaster relief to religious organizations.

* Last year, President Trump hosted a Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event at the United Nations and called on the international community and business leaders to work to protect religious freedom around the world.

* The Administration has stood up for religious liberty around the world, partnering with local and faith-based organizations to provide assistance to vulnerable religious minorities.

The above was a press release from the White House.

via thefederalistpapers

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  1. FOFY286

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    January 20, 2020 @ 3:34 am

    RE: ARTICLE Hilarious Cartoon Shows the Aftermath of the Hit on Soleimani, ‘Very Angry Now’ by James G. Dalton
    It would be a disaster if Democrats won any power in the 2020 elections. It’s up to us to work, work, work to ensure that does not happen.
    Join a campaign, go door to door, do whatever it takes to be sure that the Democrats lose, and that they lose big this coming November.
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    MR. DALTON IS ABSOLUTLY CORRECT! THE LAST LINE OF HIS ARTICLE SAYS IT ALL!
    This is a fine place to voice opinions on the articles and their subjects but we should also be sure to do so wherever we see the opportunity. I have been hitting all of the political ads that give the opportunity to reply or comment. Especially the ones I see with glowing praise by the worshippers. I do not go off about how insane or unamerican they are or directly attack a position. Instead I hit them where it hurts – they do not live up to the claims of the parties positions, like social justice. My most favored assault is based on the plans to combat CLIMATE CHANGE and how by being just statements and not compete plans they WILL DESTROY FAMILIES. —- Do you see my logic? In an ad where response is allowed opening with a mild statement like that there is something that may be addressed but I (you) have not seen anything about it. Then go off on the subject, its impact and how without a firm complete plan to address whatever has been chosen they are doing great damage to what ever party policy/agenda it applies to. MAKE THE WORSHIPPERS PICK UP THE ISSUE, CAUSE SUPPORTERS TO BRING UP THE QUESTION AT TOWN HALLS, RALLYS AND THE LIKE. AND NOW IS THE BEST TIME – RIGHT DOWN TO THE WIRE ON CANDIDATES. CLUSTER FLUSTER THE SOBs!
    WANT MORE – STICK IT IN A COMMENT ON THE PAGE FOR THE ARTICLE – WANT TO BOUNCE THOUGHTS OR PLANS BETWEEN READERS WHY NOT USE THE BOTTOM OF THAT PAGE AS WELL. AT LEAST UNTIL ANOTHER MEANS CAN BE ARRANGED. NO, I DO NOT HAVE A BLOG OR THE LIKE, I HAVE NO IDEA OF HOW TO CREATE OR MAINTAIN ONE. I CAN SETUP A GOOGLE ACCOUNT WITH AN EMAIL AND I THINK THEY STILL HAVE A BUILT IN SHARE DOCUMENTS AND SUCH. ( USED IT ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO FOR A CLASS.) JUST SAY THE WORD IN A COMMENT THERE AND IT WILL HAPPEN.

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