“Today’s event by the Justice Department offends the true meaning of religious freedom,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of AU. “The event was clearly designed to advance the Trump administration’s twisted and dangerous view of religious freedom, one that uses religion to discriminate and harm others. This event exposed the administration’s real agenda: to preserve the power of Christian fundamentalists.”
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the first implementation of President Donald J. Trump’s Muslim ban. Since then, the Trump administration has attempted three versions of the ban – all to exclude people for their religious beliefs.