Sessions Announces ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’

Attorney general Jeff Sessions, shown in a February meeting in Washington. On Wednesday, he criticized California's stand on sanctuary cities. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Joshua Roberts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Department of Justice is creating a “religious liberty task force.”

Sessions said the task force, co-chaired by Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio and the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy, Beth Williams, will help the department fully implement the religious liberty guidance it issued last year.

Sessions said the cultural climate in this country — and in the West more generally — has become less hospitable to people of faith in recent years, and as a result many Americans have felt their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.

“Religious Americans are no longer an afterthought,” he said.

Read more at The Hill.



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