Trump Promises Catholics: 'I Will Defend Your Religious Liberties'
He continued: "As president, I promise that I will protect the rights of Catholics to live their faith, to serve their communities, and to act on their beliefs without fear. This approach one would think is just common sense. And I don’t care if people call it politically incorrect."
Significantly, Trump vowed to sign specific legislation if passed by Congress:
Getting the economy back on track must be near the top of the list. Preserving and protecting the rights of our citizens must also be in the mix. If Congress considers legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act or the Conscience Protection Act a priority, then I will do all I can to make sure it comes to my desk for signature and enactment.
When asked if he thought Trump would follow through on his promises, Brian Burch, president of Catholic Vote, said, "Politics at the end of the day is personnel, and the Trump campaign has surrounded itself with Catholic, pro-life people. Whether Donald Trump intends to follow through on all his pledges, the types of people around him certainly inspire a lot of confidence -- particularly on this issue of religious liberty."
While Catholic Vote did not support him during the primaries, the group now fully endorses Donald Trump for president.
Earlier this week, Fr. James V. Schall, a respected theologian who taught for over three decades at Georgetown University, gave Trump a major endorsement in the pages of the Catholic World Report.