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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement after attending this afternoon’s swearing-in of Governor Sam Brownback as the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom:
“I was honored to attend the swearing in of my friend Sam Brownback as the next Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, a moment that sends a clear message to the foes of religious freedom that America is back!
“With Congress recently elevating the role of this ambassadorship, Sam is now empowered to help persecuted religious minorities around the world – a vision that President Trump and Vice President Pence are fully committed to pursuing.
“I've known Sam for almost two decades, and I’ve watched him champion this issue since the earliest days of our friendship. He knows that persecution has reached such critical levels that it isn’t just a diplomatic mission that’s needed but a rescue mission.
“Ambassador Brownback has our prayers and support in defending the rights of millions of people targeted because of their faith around the world,” concluded Perkins.