The chairmen of two committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to leave in place a 2014 executive order on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Archbishop William Lori
of Baltimore issued their statement a day before the president
addressed the National Prayer Breakfast and pledged to protect religious
“The new administration’s decision not to rescind Executive Order
13672 is troubling and disappointing,” the prelates said. “The Executive
Order is deeply flawed, and its many problems are outlined in our statement from 2014 … In seeking to remedy instances of discrimination, it creates new forms of discrimination against people of faith.”