There is a razor thin line in the world of political correctness that must be abolished, and Donald Trump is taking a step in that direction this week.
According to the thought police of the left’s social justice movement, the only societal factions worth protecting are those that vote democrat. Feminists, minorities, the LGBTQ community, and all manner of millennial groups have all been wined and dined by the left’s incessant progressivism, and are delivering the votes needed for the democrats to stay nearly relevant. What they fail to realize is that this steamroller of semantics and segregation will eventually leave even the most progressive fringe American behind.
One group of Americans whose rights are on the downturn have been religious Americans for whom their faith is a deciding factor in all aspects of their lives.
Religious freedom is a phrase that has been consistently mocked by the left, and used to brand conservative Christians as snake-handling, backwoods Bible thumpers. This inexcusable generalization is no different than the taboo stereotypes that the left love to accuse the nation of abusing, yet, it is allowed to continue unabated to this day.
Now, as Americans of faith are finding themselves persecuted further every day, President Donald Trump has stepped in to put his foot down in the realm of healthcare, where this sort of liberal discrimination can ruin lives.
“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Thursday it will create a new division under the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) responsible for investigating complaints filed by workers claiming that their employers have violated their religious rights.
“The changes represent a major shift for the OCR, which in the past has primarily focused on enforcing patient safety and privacy concerns.
“‘No one should be forced to choose between helping sick people and living by one’s deepest moral or religious convictions, and the new division will help guarantee that victims of unlawful discrimination find justice,’ OCR Director Roger Severino said at the announcement ceremony Thursday morning.
“‘We are saying, with the launch of this division, you do not need to shed your religious identity, you do not need to shed your moral convictions to be a part of the public square.'”
Undoubtedly, the left will provide us with some fear-mongering argument that is meant to claim that this makes Trump the bigot in the story, not those who would oppress the religious views of the American faithful.
We mustn’t ever forget the stories of our ancestors in America, both from the Mayflower and the American Revolution, who sought out the obstacles worth hurdling in their own struggles for freedom of religion. It is not often easy, as a person of God, to disagree with your fellow man on issues of this magnitude. That struggle can be long and unnerving, but that is precisely what our faith is for: Persevering.