Atty. Gen. Sessions Joins Tony Perkins on the Radio to Discuss Formation of Religious Liberty Task Force

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country. On the show, Attorney General Sessions highlighted the formation of a Religious Liberty Task Force. The task force, which will be chaired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “will continue the Department’s ongoing work to implement the Religious Liberty Memorandum and the implementation memorandum. The Task Force will also consider new initiatives that will further the Department’s work to protect and promote religious liberty.”

Attorney General Sessions commented, “[The founding fathers] make clear that the right, your freedom of religion, your right to worship as you see fit, pre-exists the state. It is not subject to control by the state...That’s the way we’ve understood [the First Amendment] since the beginning of this Republic, except in recent decades. We’ve seen an erosion of that that I think is pretty significant and I’m sure you feel the same way that something is going awry and we’re pushing back, trying to restore the classic respect for men and women of faith that was enshrined in our Constitution and laws.”

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, and host of Washington Watch, added, “And you talk about that classic respect, is also of the classical notion of worship and the freedom of worship, which encompassed every aspect of life, that was not just what happened within the four walls of a church, but it was how one raised their children, how they conducted business in the marketplace and so as in the Christian tradition we see our work, everything about us as being a part of that worship.”

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