An attorney for an organization whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies says the Biden administration has shown serious indications that Christians who want to maintain religious freedom have a battle ahead of them.
According to Sarah Perry a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, the clues are already apparent. One example is the Biden administration's recent firing of Sharon Fast Gustafson, who had gained a reputation for defending religious liberty, from her post as general counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
"It's significant that Gustafson, when she joined the EEOC, was vocally committed herself to the cause of religious liberty," Perry recalls. "I believe that that was of the fact that she might be problematic for an anti-faith administration."
Trump appointed her for a term ending in 2023, and fellow appointee Roger Severino's term was to end in 2024, but both individuals have been fired -- something Perry says Biden does not have the statutory or constitutional right to do.
Another indicator of what is to come is Biden's promise to sign the Equality Act, which has already passed the U.S. House.
"We knew that the Equality Act was going to be problematic for religious Americans," Perry tells One News Now. "Sure enough, he is making good on his promise to make sure that sexual rights take a super-protected status in the American legal environment."
The measure, among other things, trumps the biblical view of sexuality and offers no religious or conscience protections.
Joe Biden also supports abortion up to birth, which is a direct conflict with his Catholic faith.