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This Trump Pick Is Openly Hostile to Religious Freedom

Urge the President to submit a new nominee to the EEOC

In 2009, when President Obama nominated Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, defenders of religious freedom throughout America were horrified.  After all, the Georgetown law professor was known for her extreme views on the relationship between sexual freedom and religious freedom.

“Sexual liberty should win in most cases,” she said at a conference in 2005. “There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win.”  She added, “I’m having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.”

So when President Trump nominated the LGBT activist to another term in December, religious freedom advocates were disappointed and troubled.  Perhaps, some speculated, this was part of a deal with Senate Democrats to get other appointees confirmed.  And in defense of the president, the five-member EEOC is required to have bipartisan balance.

But, as Peter Sprigg of Family Research Council observed, bipartisan balance is one thing, but choosing the Left’s top champion on these issues is quite another.  “Feldblum’s record, both before and after her appointment to the EEOC, is an extreme one,” said Sprigg, “and the Trump administration could surely have found a less radical choice to occupy a Democratic seat.”

Feldblum’s current term at the EEOC doesn’t end until July 1, so there is still time to urge the president to submit a new nomination.  You can send a message to the White House in just seconds at our Action Center.

President Trump has been listening to pro-family Americans like you by making strong advancements to protect life and advance religious freedom, particularly at his Department of Health and Human Services, and by becoming the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life. We are hopeful that he will also listen to you by finding a new nominee for the EEOC who will honor our most important freedom, religious freedom for all.

Thank you for making your voice heard for religious freedom!

The Family Policy Alliance Team