Internet Explodes Over The DOJ ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’: A 'Holy War On LGBT People'

"Isn't that something the Taliban would do?"

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Religious Liberty Summit at the Department of Justice July 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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On the heels of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that the DOJ would be forming a "Religious Liberty Task Force," the internet exploded with leftists wailing over the coming "Handmaid's Tale" apocalypse that will bring the inevitable enslavement of women and the shaming of LGBT people.

In a statement made Monday at the DOJ's religious liberty summit, Sessions said the task force will "ensure all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations."

The task force comes as a result of President Trump's executive order from last year, advising government agencies to respect and protect religious liberty and political speech. Sessions also cited the West's hostility towards religion as one of the reasons for the task force's creation.

A "dangerous movement, undetected by many, but real, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom .... It must be confronted ... and defeated," Sessions said. "We’ve seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives. We’ve seen United States senators ask judicial and executive branch nominees about dogma."

For this defense of religious liberty against those who seek to force Christian business owners into servicing same-sex weddings, leftists have been throwing hissy fits on Twitter. A piece at The Daily Beast by Tim Teeman goes so far to claim that the task force "declares holy war on LGBT people."

"Women, religious minorities, LGBT people: Prepare to fight for your bodies, your rights to worship, your wedding cakes," Teeman warns. "Church and State have never appeared so poisonously intertwined."

"If you are opposed to marriage equality or just dislike or disapprove of LGBT people generally, the Trump administration just gave you the green light to go ahead and refuse to serve them in your businesses, or help them with their medical care," Teeman laments. "If an LGBT person wants or needs to use your service, no problem—tell them to shove off."

Except not a single person of faith has called for the universal right to deny service. In nearly every lawsuit regarding same-sex weddings, the business owners were more than willing to serve the couple for any other occasion, just not the wedding.

Here's what the rest were saying on Twitter:

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