Church and state

These “Religious Liberty Task Force” memes make the whole thing slightly less creepy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the birth of his new “Religious Liberty Task Force” at the Justice Department this week. Because who needs that whole separation of church and state thing anyway?

Sessions said that the election of Donald Trump has presented conservatives with a “rare opportunity” to stop a “dangerous movement, undetected by many” that is eroding white Christian supremacy religious freedom.

The task force will serve a watch dog of all federal agencies to make sure they “respect and protect the freedom of persons and organizations to engage in religious and political speech.”

Related: Jeff Sessions announces a ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’ to protect hate groups

Many human rights and LGBTQ advocates are concerned the task force is just another tactic for the Trump Administration to roll back equal rights. And they’re right! That’s exactly what it is.

“This taxpayer funded task force is yet another example of the Trump-Pence White House and Jeff Sessions sanctioning discrimination against LGBTQ people,” HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow said in a statement this week.

We’d also add that it’s just creepy. And many folks on Twitter seem to agree.

Now, the memes…

What is life right now y'all #jeffsessions #theactualfuck #religiouslibertytaskforce #orisit

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Thank you Jeff, very cool! #jeffsessions

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