Sessions Announces "Religious Liberty Task Force"

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy.]

This is very bad:

Transcript: [Jeff Sessions, standing at a podium] Today I announce — ah, ah, I am announcing a next step: The Religious Liberty Task Force, to be co-chaired by the Associate Attorney General, Jesse, and the Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legal Policy, Beth.

The task force will help the department fully implement our religious liberty guidance by ensuring that all Justice Department components — and we've got a lot of components around the country — are holding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations.

That includes making sure our employees know their duties to accommodate people of faith. As the people in this room know, we have to practice what you preach. So we're going to remain in contact with religious groups across America, to ensure that their rights are being protected.

We have been holding listening sessions and will continue to host them in the coming weeks. This administration is animated by that same American view that has led us for two hundred and forty-two years: That every American has a right to believe and worship and exercise their faith in the public square.
"We're going to remain in contact with religious groups across America, to ensure that their rights are being protected," says Sessions. Not a word about meeting with atheists, of course. Not a peep about atheists' right to be free from the imposition of religion.

And of course we know damn well that minority religious groups will not be protected from the imposition of a very limited brand of conservative Christianity, either. As ever.

We must be very blunt about what the creation of this task force is: Another huge step forward in the Trump Regime's creation of a regressive Christian white ethnostate.

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