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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council today praised the Senate confirmation of Governor Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) to be the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, a position elevated by the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2016.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:
“Sam Brownback’s confirmation will significantly boost our nation’s efforts to help those around the globe who are persecuted and targeted for genocide because of their religious faith. As ambassador, he will have more authority and resources to prioritize religious freedom programs, and elevate the issue in our foreign policy. One immediate way he can do this is by building on the progress made during Vice President Pence’s recent visit to the Middle East where religious liberty has deteriorated significantly.
“From the very beginning of his administration, President Trump has been intentional about his desire to pick up the torch for religious liberty, first trying to secure it for Americans here at home through his executive order and other directives. Yet the president has also highlighted the persecution that many suffer around the world because of their faith. We applaud President Trump’s nomination and the Senate’s confirmation of Sam Brownback to promote religious freedom around the world, a significant accomplishment which helps fulfill the president’s promise to address this issue,” concluded Perkins.