Can anyone explain what this is all about? Saw a crawl on CNN that Trump/ Sessions are ensuring religion is protected?? or something like that - are they asking for all heads of organizations to review their mandates?
Sessions and the New Religions Guidlines
This is likely to try and ensure that bible-believing Christians are not Criminalized for their faith. In other words, fulfilling campaign promises.
The nation was founded by people who were persecuted (criminalized) for having Christian faith that was not connected to a larger organization. They wanted a society free from the heavy hand of a state church, Roman Catholicism or even some future ideology.
So there is a foundational history here that rings well with many voters.
Small congregational-run fellowships, with the New Testament as their final authority was what the founders sought to elevate in the New World.
The first political document from the New World - the Mayflower Compact makes this clear:
"For the glorie of God and advancement of ye Christian faith, we do... ...covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politick...to enact,... and frame... just and equal laws...for the general good of the Colonie, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience."