A religious liberty law firm is praising the Trump administration for defending the First Amendment rights of Americans who express religious beliefs.
OneNewsNow has reported that President Donald Trump recognized Religious Freedom Week last week (pictured at left) by not only welcoming people of faith into the Oval Office but is also reminding the federal government to respect their religious rights.
President Trump’s actions caught the attention of the California-based Pacific Justice Institute, which handles hundreds of religious liberty cases every year.
"Students do not shed their free speech, First Amendment rights to practice their faith and live their conscience once they enter a schoolhouse gate," says PJI president Brad Dacus.
According to Dacus, PJI receives thousands of requests for help every year and most of those are handled without litigation.
"Needless to say, this is going to really help our work to be able to help people even more quickly and even prevent matters from becoming issues in the first place,” he predicts. “So this is a big step forward for all who are working hard to further religious freedom and protection of our constitutional rights under the First Amendment.”
The attorney adds, however, there are concerns about the legal guidance: They may last only as long as President Trump remains in the White House.
"The next president, whoever that may be,” Dacus says, “could easily decide to rescind these with an executive order just as quickly."