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Interactions - CSLR at Emory University EPISODE 1, 18th May 2020
Melissa Rogers on the Trump Administration's Religious Freedom Claims
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Melissa Rogers on the Trump Administration's Religious Freedom Claims

"The Trump administration is promoting new proposed rules on social service partnerships with faith-based organizations under the banner of religious freedom. A closer look, however, reveals that the proposals would actually eliminate certain religious liberty protections for social service beneficiaries, and that none of the Trump administration’s justifications for its actions holds water..."

Melissa Rogers is author of Faith in American Public Life (Baylor University Press 2019). A Baptist and a lawyer, Rogers served as special assistant to President Barack Obama and as executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2013-2017. You can read her additional comments on the Trump administration’s notices of proposed rulemaking on these issues here and here.

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