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  • Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

    Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

    • May 9, 2017

    While some religious leaders are excited by President Donald Trump’s executive order to ease limits on churches endorsing political candidates, The Rev. Don Anderson, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, and others say the Johnson Amendment can protect the clergy from being put in awkward spots, such as being asked to endorse a parishioner’s relative.

  • Believers in the power of prayer gather at state capitols for annual rite

    Believers in the power of prayer gather at state capitols for annual rite

    • May 7, 2017

    On the same day that Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order about religious freedom that garnered much conversation about whether or not it changed much, and that Republicans voted to repeal healthcare, there were many Christians just taking the opportunity to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

  • Trump’s religious liberty order slammed as ‘pretty much nothing’

    • May 5, 2017

    Finally President Trump has signed the long-awaited executive order for religious freedom. Unfortunately many Catholic leaders and advocates are disappointed with the order with some calling it “woefully inadequate,” others defining it as “pretty much nothing,” and more viewing it as “a betrayal.”

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