This is nonsense, and it continues to be offensive. America is filled with a great many people of faith, sans quotes, who do not agree with the narrow, mean, and bigoted notions being "protected" by Jeff Sessions. Who, in fact, find them offensive. There are a great many people of faith who do not believe homosexuality is a "sin," or that sexuality must be regulated by government edict, and who do not believe that their God commands them to be repulsive, sanctimonious assholes to those of different faiths. And not a one of those people counts, either to conservative Republicans or to the papers of record that are forever declaring, casually and without introspection, that the only "people of faith" in America are conservatives or Republicans.
Not all people of faith want the Justice Department gutted in order to protect bigotry. Not all people of faith are forever obsessed with making sure they, as employers or as landlords, are allowed to impose the requirements of their faith on their employees or their tenants. Not all people of faith are prejudiced monsters convinced that God requires them to retaliate against other religions, or that God requires them to impose their particular sub-sub-subsect of faith as the only legitimate one, rewriting laws to explicitly enshrine their beliefs while delegitimizing others.
This, too, is part of the American condition, and one that was most recently peddled via the Moral Majority-era effort to willingly pretend "faith" was a specific partisan sub-set of beliefs and everyone else could, literally, go to hell. The notion that only conservatives who express very specific prejudices represent true "faith" is a bigoted, spiteful and illegitimate notion pushed by religious charlatans and political crooks; is now so embedded in the American psyche that even the Times has no apparent second thoughts about peddling the notion as core conceit of a report on government actions.
It isn't true. Jeff Sessions is waging war against more people of faith than he is supposedly protecting—and those people are being, still, ignored. He is harming many, many more people of faith than he is championing—and yet those others are not even granted the respect of being themselves acknowledged as having faith at all. The phrase you are looking for is not people of faith, but bigots. Jeff Sessions is seeking to advance the agenda of a specific set of bigots against all others; if individual bigots claim religious justification for their acts of prejudice than it is just that, an unproven and unprovable "claim" of justification. Many other Americans of faith—of all faiths—would consider those people to be frauds.
This post has been edited to correct link and references. It was the Times that printed the report in question, not the Post.
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