On Friday morning, President Trump delivered a speech at the 2017 Values Voter Summit. Fox News reported that President Trump is the only sitting president to speak at the Washington D.C. event.
In the speech, he reaffirmed his commitment to religious freedom. The president spoke about how he would not allow the government to limit the free speech of religious leaders in the United States.
He declared, “We will not allow government workers to censor sermons or target our pastors, our ministers, our rabbis.”
That also included the Little Sisters of the Poor. The order of Catholic nuns, who care for the elderly in assisted living centers all over the United States, is embroiled in a lawsuit over the Obama mandate to provide birth control to their employees.
He also highlighted his drive to decrease regulation in the United States. He says his administration has cut more regulation in the last nine months than any other sitting president.
"We know that faith and prayer, not federal regulation -- and by the way we're cutting regulations at a clip that nobody has ever seen before," Trump said.
He continued, "We don't worship government. We worship God."
He also called on church communities to come together in this hard time. He asked them to help one another and pray for each other.
"We see it in the church communities that come together for one another to pray for each other and to stand strong with one another in a time of need," Trump said.
He concluded his speech by repeating his promise to conservative voters. He vowed to make sure they were able to give a free America to their children.
"We will defend our faith and protect our traditions."
He concluded his speech by telling the crowd, “God Bless you.”
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