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Trump Fires Back on the War on Faith

It what many religious leaders are considering a major blow to those conducting the so-called “war on faith,” President Trump has signed an executive order that provides new guidance allowing for prayer in schools.

During an interview with Fox News, Dr. Robert Jeffress said that the order on “religious liberty,” marks “the beginning of the end of the war on faith.”

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“It’s a right that’s been under assault from groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation and liberal courts as well,” Jeffress, who is senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, said.

“I don’t think it’s any exaggeration at all to say, that no president in history has been a greater champion for religious liberty both in America and around the world than President Donald Trump,” he added.

Trump signed the new guidance on January 16, which is National Religious Freedom Day. Attending the signing ceremony was a group of students and teachers of all faiths – Christian, Jewish, and Muslim – who said they had been discriminated against for showing their faith in school.

Although students are allowed to meet and pray on school grounds, the Supreme Court banned “school-sponsored” prayer in public schools in a 1962 decision, saying it violated the First Amendment.

Trump said public schools too often stop students from praying and sharing their faith, adding the government must “never stand between the people and God.”

“It is totally unacceptable,” Trump said. “You see it on the football field. You see it so many times where they are stopped from praying and we are doing something to stop that.”

The order is similar to a 2003 guidance on school prayer, but it establishes a state-mandated filing process for complaints against local schools and school districts.

Under the executive order, states must send the federal government a list each year of local schools and districts that have “a policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer,” in public schools. States are also required to report local schools that do not certify to the state that they don’t have unconstitutional prayer policies.

In addition to the updated guidance on prayer in schools, the Trump administration also took action across nine federal agencies, releasing proposed rules to ensure religious organizations are not discriminated against by the federal government.

The White House Office of Management and Budget will also direct federal agencies to ensure states and other recipients of federal grants don’t engage in religious discrimination.

“You have things happening today that 10 or 15 years ago would have been unthinkable,” Trump said in response to a question about his views on the culture wars. “Taking the word God down, taking the word Christmas out. I think we’ve turned that one around very good. I think we’ve turned both of them around very good.”

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  • keith burch
    18 January 2020 at 4:34 pm
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    The media will not want to publish this information. They are the problem of America, brainwashing Americans, sadly people only believe what they hear and see without researching anything as truth.

  • Kathie
    18 January 2020 at 4:47 pm
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    Time to undo all of the discriminator liberal agenda to impose their person anti religious beliefs on those who who do belief. It is a free country. Each person is free. If we want to pray, we pray. It is not for anyone to stand out and “ make a statement” but individual freedom. Don’t want to? Don’t participate.
    Good move. Long been needed.
    I actually remember this action when it was changed. I was in a small Wyoming grade school and I even knew at that time the atheist woman who started this made an issue of it and someone in government changed it. We ignored it but even little kids thought “what about the majority”? I was 10 years old and knew it was wrong.

  • Joanne May
    18 January 2020 at 4:55 pm
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    God bless you President Trump! You are doing God’s work! 💗🙏💗

  • Clarence Boone , Jr.
    18 January 2020 at 4:55 pm
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    You leave my Religion alone and I will not make fun of your lost soul or your soul believing Path to Hell ..
    .

  • Wayne Spielman
    18 January 2020 at 5:05 pm
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    Doe this amendment mean that the Lord’s prayer can now be recited along with the Pledge of Alligeance to the Flag?

  • allen
    18 January 2020 at 6:04 pm
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    Thank you JESUS.

  • Tammy
    18 January 2020 at 7:34 pm
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    This is great news

  • Lisa
    18 January 2020 at 7:40 pm
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    It got to the point that you couldn’t say or do anything or you were racist against the other person. Not being able to pray is our constitutional right but the democrats took that away just like our freedom of speech. These amendments are only on place for people of color anymore or your racist. I think the pledge allegiance should be brought back in. When they banned it, it showed anti-patriotism. Doesn’t matter who you offend. If you’re in America then you follow American rules and patriotism or go back to your own country. If you’re illegal go home. If you don’t want to prAy because it’s not your religion, don’t. But just because you don’t doesn’t mean everyone else has to suppress their beliefs. If you’re illegal, your opinion and rights don’t count.

    • Di
      20 January 2020 at 8:54 pm
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      Lisa, iou couldn’t be more succinct and corrwct

  • William
    18 January 2020 at 8:11 pm
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    What a GREAT President!!! The reason I left the Democratic Party is because they declared war on God! That assured their defeat. And now that they have gotten God out of their party they are going to disappear!!! The dems have shown everyone just how insane they are!!! Now no one but the loonies wil vote for them!!!

  • Sherrill Parnell
    18 January 2020 at 9:13 pm
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    It is really sad, that the democrats in this country don’t wake up to what they are doing to this Great! Country of ours. They are destroying this country from within. If they would work together for the good of the people of this country, they would just be amazed at what they could accomplish. All they think about is their own agenda. And some day God will punish them for it too.

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Sherrill Parnell

  • Teresa Bennett
    18 January 2020 at 9:13 pm
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    I thank God every day for President Trump! For the first time in my 60 years on this planet, I have hope. I’m so glad I’ve lived to see such a man as this. I’m proud to be an American & I’m so proud of President Trump! I wish he could be in charge FOREVER…

  • Meg
    18 January 2020 at 9:37 pm
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    2 Chronicles 7:14

  • Bo
    18 January 2020 at 11:15 pm
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    So the Antichrist wants to bring back prayer in school. Dose he realize there’s more than 1000 different religions in the world many of them in America. You can’t force people of different religions to practice other religions That’s what church is for

    • Susy
      12 February 2020 at 2:30 am
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      But there is only one Christian religion dummy and our POTUS is Christian that’s why he support Christianity. instead you disgraceful deceiver antiChrist oposes to Christianity that is what antiChrist do. God bless POTUS, God bless Christians.

  • ian fleck
    19 January 2020 at 12:42 am
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    only problem is you have the muslims taking over lots of schools,its happening all over america

    • Susy
      12 February 2020 at 2:35 am
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      Thanks God The Black Muslim former President is gone forever and ever. Now we have a Christian POTUS. AMEN 🙏

  • ian fleck
    19 January 2020 at 12:45 am
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    only trouble is you have muslims taking over a lot of schools in america

  • Linda Higgins
    19 January 2020 at 12:45 am
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    It’s about time somebody stands for the freedoms we have through our constitution. This President has courage and faith and is a real man. Unlike our representatives who are on an agenda to distroy our rights and, or to big a coward to stand up to our hateful GREEDY left progressive anti American polititions. God bless President TRUMP AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE.

  • paul Snyder
    19 January 2020 at 1:06 am
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    Thank God we have a President that loves God & Country. America, Vote Republican & Give President Trump 4 more Years, Pray for him & his Family

  • Randy Adams
    19 January 2020 at 3:48 am
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    Thank you

  • Robert Seymour
    19 January 2020 at 5:49 am
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    States, cities, and schools have passed rules or laws limiting or stopping religious speech. Which is unconstitutional, because they are using government power to stop, religious talks. Even to telling a church or pastor, in what they are to believe. separation of church and state, HAS TO work both ways. If not, there needs to be jail time.
    God bless America, In God We Trust, So helps you God, or So Help Me God. The leaders and supporters of the House, need JAIL time or those who act that way, need to go to Time Out or call their parents to come get them, they are being disruptive in class.
    Thank God for those who support the President. All Christians who can not support the President, needs a 490 day class in Bible study on who is supposed to be in charge, God or unreligious democrats. PLEASE do not say something ungodly like, “I have the right to vote.” CHRISTIAN democrats are the ones voting God out of our country.

  • E P Fabricius
    19 January 2020 at 1:58 pm
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    All the more reason to retain President Trump

  • Lynda Shroyer
    19 January 2020 at 5:32 pm
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    Amen to Lisa’s valid comments

  • Jeff
    20 January 2020 at 3:21 pm
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    The United States is founded on Christian morals and values and principles, not on Islam ideologies or atheist religious principles. I need to be better at reaching out for Jesus to my muslim brothers and sisters most of whom are open and eager to hear the gospel.

  • Cat
    21 January 2020 at 1:35 pm
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    It is a great day in America the Land I love so dearly.
    I am so happy we finally get a president that recognizes the spirit that founded America and the God it represents. Many people stand at the bottom of the mountain and pray against you. But when our father in heaven looks upon them he see their life’s ahead of them, and wonders why are you praying against another when you should be praying for yourself. I’m not a good player in politics so I stay or try to stay out of it. But I am a faithful player of giving thanks to those who believe in and honor God. Yes Jesus loves you , yes Mary you may bring that Lamb to school it’s not against the rule “No More “

  • Danny
    22 January 2020 at 8:18 pm
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    I was a Democrat until they abandoned me. Now I’ve switched to Republican as have a lot of my friends.

  • Rachel
    7 February 2020 at 8:13 pm
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    To Bo You are incorrect
    Pres Trump is not the antichrist

  • Susy
    12 February 2020 at 2:42 am
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    Our forefather were all Christians they fight to protect Christianity, that was in their hearth when they protected freedom of religion meaning freedom of Christianity. As simple as that. They came to America to have Christian freedom a Christian life in faith and devotion to our God.

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