- Nov 26, 2020
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was unsure whether President Trump is aware of complaints that his executive order on religious liberty is being ignored, especially on controversial contraception mandates. An official of a religious liberty law firm welcomed the statement, saying, “That would explain why [Trump’s] Department of Justice is not matching his words.”
The Catholic Benefits Association based in Castle Rock, Colorado has filed a motion to get the government to drop its appeal of the Health and Human Services mandate to make insurers cover contraception. They are hoping under a Trump administration for a quick resolution, but it’s not clear they will get it.
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore takes a strong stance on religious freedom in the U.S., especially concerning the HHS mandate. Lori issues a series of policy priorities he considers key to president-elect Trump.
“In a nation dedicated to religious liberty, church-state conflict on this scale should be avoided whenever possible – and once started, ended as soon and as agreeably as possible,” an official of the U.S. bishops conference said with regard to the contraception dispute between the Church and the Obama administration.