As President, Trump Promoted Religious Freedom

President Trump.

President Donald J. Trump (Official White House Photo)

Recently FlashPoint had Gene Bailey speak. He referred to Proverbs 29:2 and spoke about religious freedom. Former President Trump was a President who overwhelmingly promoted religious freedom. Bailey went on to enumerate how Trump did this. The show can be viewed in its entirety here.

In 2017

As President, Trump began the year with limiting the enforcement of the Johnson amendment. This limited adverse action for speaking about moral or political issues from a religious perspective.  This action was needed to protect religious and political speech. It allowed  ministers to speak what the Bible says without fear of government intervention and silencing.

In 2018

Trump was busy in 2018. The Health and Human Services Department has a division within the office of civil rights. This department enforces conscience rights and religious freedom rights. By April, Trump met with the Nigerian president and spoke about religious freedom there. That country does have a history of seeking out and killing Christians.  May 14, 2018, Trump as President  located the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, acknowledging it as the capitol. In July, he created a religious liberty task-force. By August, Trump was the first sitting President celebrating evangelical leadership in the U.S. He even let them speak.

In 2019

Due to unfounded claims against him, Trump slowed down policy making in 2019. In September of 2018, he met with the U.N. regarding religious freedom. He declared that the U.S. would protect religious sites and relics.

In 2020

However, by 2020, Trump was giving guidance on protecting prayer and religious freedom in public schools, especially primary and secondary schools. Also in January of 2020, he became the first sitting President to speak in person at the annual March for Life in DC.

As President,  Trump was wholeheartedly for freedom of religious expression. He did what was within his power to protect that freedom.

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