Melissa Rogers, the executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, met Friday with leaders of six secular organizations: Freedom From Religion Foundation, the American Atheists, American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, Secular Coalition for America, and Ex-Muslims of North America.
None of them are religion-friendly and some are positively militant in their agenda. They expressed their displeasure with the pro-religious liberty policies of the Trump administration, accusing it of fomenting “Christian nationalism.” The creation of this fiction is central to the anti-religion politics that drives these groups.
It would be one thing if White House staffers in domestic policy or civil rights invited representatives of these six organizations to discuss their concerns; it is quite another when those who purport to work with people of faith do so. The problem is traceable to Feb. 14, the day Biden issued his executive order establishing his faith-based program. … read more (Source: CNS News Op-Ed)
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