Samuel Brownback, Republican governor of Kansas, has been named as President Trump’s nominee for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Brownback, who has served 6 years as governor and 17 years in Congress, was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act (1998). Brownback also served as Catholic advisor to the Trump campaign.
“Religious freedom is the first freedom. The choice of what you do with your soul,” Brownback stated recently on Twitter. “I am honored to serve such an important cause.”
Trump’s nomination of Brownback has been highly praised by many prominent leaders in the cause of religious freedom, including Tom Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute at Georgetown University, Frank Wolf, longtime Virginia congressman and senior fellow for the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, and David Curry, CEO of Open Doors, an ECFA accredited organization that advocates for the persecuted church.
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