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Trump announces 'guidance' on prayer in schools, religious groups.

Speaking at an Oval Office event, in a bid to solidify his base, the president, joined by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, unveiled the federal governments first updated guidance on school prayer since 2003. 

It details scenarios in which school officials must permit prayer and clarifies the consequences if they dont, but overall it makes few major changes to the guidance it replaces. 

However, the Trump administration's moves on both fronts are drawing criticism from civil rights advocates.

The Washington Post reports that the rules would lift an Obama-era executive order that compelled religious organizations to tell the people they serve that they can receive the same service from a secular provider.

During the announcement, Trump said his administration was engaged in a cultural war to defend school prayer from the far left." 

Before it was entirely clear what the guidelines might be, the newspaper had reported that Trump's official schedule for Thursday included "THE PRESIDENT announces guidance on constitutional prayer in public schools."

Trump's remarks on the new steps come after last month's editorial in Christianity Today that called for him to be impeached and removed from office.

Trump responded, tweeting that the publication would prefer a radical left nonbeliever who "wants to take your religion & your guns. Other evangelicals also came to Trump's defense.





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