USA Attorney General says that he supports so-called religious freedom

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The Trump administration’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions has insisted people of faith should have a right to deny LGBT people in services if they believe it to be right from the point of view on their religion. Sessions, one of the strongest opponents of LGBT rights in the Trump administration, has filed multiple court briefs since coming to power arguing for the right to so-called religious freedom, branded by many LGBT activists as a freedom to discriminate. He cemented his view in a speech to a Religious Liberty Summit hosted by the Justice Department and attended by representatives of many anti-LGBT hate groups. But the AG said in his speech that to him the expression ‘hate groups’ seems totally inappropriate. “We’ve gotten to the point where courts have held that morality cannot be a basis for law, where ministers are fearful to affirm holy writ from the pulpit, and where one group can actively target religious groups by labelling them hate groups. This President and Department of Justice are determined to protect and advance our heritage of freedom of religion,” he said.

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