President Donald Trump on Thursday made good on a promise to allow religious organizations greater freedom in political speech.
“Faith is deeply embedded into the history of our country, the spirit of our founding and the soul of our nation,” Trump said in the Rose Garden at a National Day of Prayer event with religious leaders and White House staff. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore.”
The president declared his administration would be “leading by example” on religious liberty in the United States.
“We are giving our churches their voices back,” Trump said.
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