Right-wing news website The Federalist published on Thursday an exclusive transcript of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ speech to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — a conservative Christian law firm that was designated a “hate group” in 2016 by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“…Since he was elected, President Trump has been an unwavering defender of religious liberty,” Sessions stated. “The president has also directed me to issue guidance on how to apply federal religious liberty protections. The department is finalizing this guidance, and I will soon issue it.”
“The guidance will also help agencies follow the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” Sessions continued in his prepared remarks. “Congress enacted RFRA so that, if the federal government imposes a burden on somebody’s religious practice, it had better have a compelling reason.”
This is not about religious liberty, this is about Sessions’ favorite topic: how to make discrimination legal. They are going to take the “We Don’t Serve Your Kind” and “You’re Kind Cannot Pee Here” national.