dglobalnews.com President Trump nominates Brownback as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom
Published: Fri, July 28, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

President Trump nominates Brownback as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

President Trump nominates Brownback as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

"I applaud President Trump's nomination of Governor Sam Brownback for ambassador-at-large for worldwide religious freedom". Brownback is expected to take the post after stepping down as governor.

In a statement released Wednesday night on Twitter, Brownback said religious freedom "is the first freedom" and that he his honored to serve in the role. The choice of what you do with your own soul. "I look forward to working with Governor Brownback on these important issues". The fifth and current ambassador-at-large is Rabbi David Saperstein, the first non-Christian to serve in the post.

First Liberty Institute is confident that as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback will embody these ideals and defend religious liberty for all, both here and overseas.

Kansas Senate President, Republican Susan Wagle says the position will be a good fit for Brownback.

Kansas, under Brownback's direction, moved much more slowly than other states to recognize marriages by same-sex couples after the Supreme Court ruled in 2015.

The White House said that Brownback is a former USA senator and representative, and has worked on issues related to religious freedom, according to reports. I hope that, as Kansas' presumptive governor, Jeff Colyer will be open and eager to work with the legislature to get back to fighting for Kansans.

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He and his staff would be charged with investigating religious freedom violations around the world.

Several of Brownback's colleagues, primarily Republicans, expressed support for his nomination, including Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran.

"Governor Brownback is unsuited to represent American values of freedom, liberty and justice, whether at home or overseas", said Tom Witt, the group's executive director. Governor Sam Brownback is skilled in the corridors of power, and as a man of honest faith, he knows implicitly how central freedom of religion is to the freedom and dignity of humankind. Maureen Ferguson, senior policy adviser with The Catholic Association, said that Brownback's record on defending religious freedom during his time in the Senate proves his qualification.

Aaron Estabrook, executive director of the Save Kansas Coalition, which has criticized Mr. Brownback and advocated political moderation, said he was "relieved" to know the governor was moving on.

"There is no leader more qualified, more passionate, and more capable of taking on the role of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom than Gov. Sam Brownback". During a short-lived run for president in 2008, Brownback had said his socially conservative bona fides would distinguish him from the rest of the Republican primary field. "I'm happy for him, but this is going to be a positive change for us".

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