While the press is focused on the tweets and tantrums of the Trump administration, a quiet revolution is taking place that has received little attention. In his presidential campaigning, candidate Trump promised to reverse the Obama Administration’s policies which often dismissed religious liberty merely as a pretext for discrimination and exchanged the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion in society with a much more restricted right of freedom of worship confined to the four walls of the church.

On May 4, 2017, President Trump put a down payment on that promise and issued an executive order. The Order, which begins: