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Is President Donald Trump a champion of religious freedom?

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SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump cites his defense of religious freedom as a reason why Christians should support him in the 2020 election. But some critics say his approach to faith-related policies has done more harm than good.

Yes, he’s stood up for religiously affiliated adoption agencies that, for religious reasons, don’t want to screen same-sex couples. However, in the process, he’s made it possible for some agencies to turn away people of faith who don’t share their beliefs.

Yes, he’s enabled most employers with a moral objection to birth control to exclude it from company health plans and supported the Catholic sisters who brought their contraception concerns to the Supreme Court. But his administration also rejected a Catholic diocese’s efforts to retain control of land along the U.S.-Mexico border since it would interfere with border wall plans.

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