“I am grateful to President Donald J. Trump, his administration, and the U.S. Department of Labor for proposing a rule to protect the employment decisions of religious organizations, specifically those who may contract with the government.
“Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella said, ‘Today’s proposed rule helps to ensure the civil rights of religious employers are protected.’ The rule clarifies that religious organizations may make hiring decisions consistent with their sincerely held religious beliefs. That’s how it should be.
“We need to pray for our leaders in Washington and thank God for those who are defending our religious freedoms in this country.” – Franklin Graham, posting to Facebook.
As many have pointed out but as Graham conveniently sidesteps, the new rule stipulates that religion “need not be the contractor’s only purpose.”
In other words, it can apply to anybody who claims to hate LGBTs in the name of Jesus.