WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country. On the show, Ambassador Brownback shared his new duties as ambassador and how he will promote religious liberty internationally.
In the interview Ambassador Brownback gave his assessment of the state of religious freedom today, "It is under attack. It’s perhaps never been worse than it is now, as far as the level of religious persecution that is taking place. It takes place in many ways and forms; from people being beheaded because they’re Christians, to people being denied their medical service or being ousted from countries because they’re not Buddhist… Unfortunately, the state of religious freedom is on the decline. But, I have to say too, I think this administration really needs to stop that decline and reverse it, and see religious freedom expand, and to use the tools available to the United States government to push religious freedom around the world for all people of all types of faith.”
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and host of Washington Watch, added, “I think evidence of that commitment is the selection, the nomination and the push to confirm you as ambassador at large for that post… We’ve seen in the last administration the neglect, the void of leadership, on this issue and of course what it’s led to is an increase of the influence of tyrants.”
“I’m hoping that under your influence we’ll see the State Department putting a higher priority once again on religious freedom," concluded Perkins.
To listen to the full interview, click this link: https://soundcloud.com/family-research-council/ambassador-sam-brownback-1