Following similar actions by the National Organization for Marriage and the American Family Association, today the Family Research Council launched its own petition urging Trump to sign an executive order to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination nationwide. Via email from Tony Perkins:
Please read the petition below to President Trump asking him to sign an executive order protecting the religious freedom of these individuals and others. If you agree with it, click the link to sign it. We will deliver your petition to President Trump to show him that the American people, who supported him in the presidential election in part due to his promises to the faith community, desire strong religious freedom protections. The following is just a sampling of Americans who have lost their religious freedoms because of Obama-era policies.
Commander Wes Modder, a decorated U.S. Navy Chaplain who served with distinction for over 20 years, was targeted for administrative action by the Navy for expressing biblical views of sexual morality and Christian marriage during a private counseling session.
Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, was targeted for criminal investigation by the Air Force after he refused to agree with his commanding officer that a subordinate’s expression of opposition to same-sex marriage constituted discrimination.
Children served by Bethany Christian Services and Catholic Charities (which has been forced out of Massachusetts, Illinois, and D.C.) will be left without the care provided by these organizations as they are being forced to violate their faith if they want to continue placing children for adoption.
The poor served by Samaritan’s Purse, World Vision, and other groups will be left without their services when these organizations can no longer enter contracts or receive grants because of conditions that violate their faith teachings on sexuality and marriage.
The Heritage Foundation and Franklin Graham have also endorsed such an executive order.