On Tuesday, the White House issued a statement, claiming President Donald Trump is “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights.” The very next day a draft executive order was leaked that contains perhaps the most sweeping attack on LGBTQ and women’s rights in the name of religion that we have ever seen.
The draft order is shocking in scope. It uses religion as an excuse to permit discrimination, including by for-profit corporations and taxpayer-funded organizations, against, well, almost everyone. The order targets LGBTQ people and women, but it would also affect those of minority faiths, non-theists and almost anyone else. It even explicitly permits discrimination against people who have sex outside of marriage.
TODAY’s 5 Minute Action:
Step 1: Tell the White House that you reject this draft executive order. Follow this link on the Americans United For Separation of Church and State (AU) website. Click here – Contact the president – to send an email to the White House and tell the President that enshrining discrimination in our nation’s laws is not religious freedom. Urge him NOT to sign this disgraceful executive order.
- AU is working with a vendor who is confident these emails WILL get to the White House.
- You do not need to give $’s or subscribe to ongoing emails or calls from AU to send your email.
Step 2: Say ‘thank you’ to AU for their important work, especially NOW.
- Click ‘Like’ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=americans%20united%20for%20separation%20of%20church%20and%20state
- Email your thank you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team
(and see you again tomorrow!)