Congressman Rooney’s statement on President Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order

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Congressman Rooney’s statement on President Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order , May 4, 2017 | Chris Berardi (202-897-7700) | comments

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19) issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s religious liberty executive order.

 

“The United States has long been a model for granting free exercise of religion and allowing its citizens to practice their beliefs without fear of persecution from the government. 

 

“President Trump’s executive order reaffirms the importance of religious freedom and the 1st Amendment in our society. With removal of the Johnson Amendment, religious leaders will be able to communicate their beliefs without fear of persecution by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Non-profit groups will no longer be forced into practices that counter their religious beliefs; Christian groups which provide healthcare services, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, will no longer be forced to pay for abortion coverage. I strongly support the President’s actions in upholding the right to free expression of religion.”

 

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