Sessions: US culture ‘less hospitable to people of faith’

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gestures during a news conference at the Moakley Federal Building in Boston, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Sessions is defending his top deputy after some Congressional Republicans moved to impeach him. Sessions said Thursday in Boston that he has the “highest confidence” in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He suggested lawmakers […]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department is committed to protecting the religious rights of Americans.
    
In a speech Monday at a religious liberty summit, Sessions says there’s a “dangerous movement” to erode protections for Americans to worship and believe as they choose.
    
Sessions says Western culture has become “less hospitable to people of faith.”
    
He praised a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and said “we’ve seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives” and U.S. senators ask judicial nominees about their religious beliefs. That baker, Jack Phillips, was at the center of a case that reached the Supreme Court this year.
    
Sessions says that he believes one reason President Donald Trump was elected was because “he said he respected people of faith.”

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