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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2015
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FRC's Tony Perkins to Testify Before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on 'Protecting Religious Freedom Abroad'


WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday March 11th, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins will be testifying before the Senate Appropriates Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs on the topic of “Protecting Religious Freedom Abroad.”

Mr. Perkins commented on his upcoming testimony:

“Religious freedom is a fundamental, inherent, and international human right. It is not merely an American right—though religious freedom was foundational to the very existence of the United States. Additionally, standing for religious liberty should be a vital component of American foreign policy.  Defending those whose right to practice their faith is penalized or jeopardized wins our country friends among people throughout the developing world and thus enhances the security of our nation,” concluded Perkins.

WHO: Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council

WHAT: Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

WHEN: Wednesday March 11th at 2 PM EST

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 124

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