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Senate panel backs Trump nominee for religious freedom post

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel narrowly approved the nomination of Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom despite complaints from LGBT rights groups over the Kansas governor's views on same-sex marriage and gender identity.

Upholding Religious Freedom As A Core American Value And Universal Human Right

Today marks the nineteenth anniversary of the landmark International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, which upholds religious freedom as a core American value and a universal human right.  The law calls for the U.S.

Senate panel backs Trump nominee for religious freedom post

The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved the nomination of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. On an 11-10 vote Thursday, the panel … Click to Continue »

HRC Opposes Anti-LGBTQ Governor Brownback for Ambassador-at-Large Position

Today, HRC sent a letter to senators on the Foreign Relations Committee urging them to oppose Donald Trump’s nomination for the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback. “Given...Show More Summary

Religious Freedom’ Ambassador Nominee Sam Brownback Won’t Condemn Executions of People for Being Gay: WATCH

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Sam Brownback, Trump’s nominee for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, refused to condemn executions of people for being gay and can’t give a good reason for rescinding an order as governor of Kansas which protected...Show More Summary

Sam Brownback Defends Anti-LGBT Actions At Hearing To Be InternationalReligious Freedom” Ambassador

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, on Wednesday defended his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Show More Summary

China tightens restrictions on religious freedom

China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to "block extremism" and tackle what it sees as internal threats. The...Show More Summary

Pro-Abortion Groups Say Christian Medical Professionals Should be Forced to Participate in Abortions

In early August, an international group of abortion advocates met in Uruguay to discuss the potential removal of conscience protections for healthcare providers with regard to abortion. Religious freedom is an obstacle to women’s health, according to conference organizer International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC). Show More Summary

State Department's Unusually Short Religious Freedom Update: ISIS Is Bad

Months late, the new Secretary of State quickly highlights ongoing genocide in the Middle East in intro to annual report. The US State Department kept its annual assessment of international religious freedom unusually short this year,...Show More Summary

Vietnam criticizes US religious freedom report

Vietnam has criticized the U.S. State Department's annual international religious freedom report, describing it as containing partial and false information about Vietnam. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang told … Click to Continue »

Secretary Tillerson Delivers Remarks on International Religious Freedom

On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State.

White House taps Kansas governor to be religious freedom ambassador

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been nominated to head the Office of International Religious Freedom under the State Department. Video provided by Newsy        

Religious freedom advocates, hungry for action from Trump, applaud pick of Brownback

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Nomination of Sam Brownback for international post is applauded by groups who were looking for action from Trump on the issue.        

New Trump Nominee for ‘International Religious Freedom Ambassador’ is Staunchly Anti-LGBT

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

When Donald Trump mentioned the LGBT community while accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for president last summer, he became the first GOP candidate to do so, perhaps triggering some hope within a community that has long been...Show More Summary

Gov. Brownback’s Appointment Would Promote Discrimination, Not Religious Freedom

President Trump nominated Kansas Governor and staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback to serve as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. According to the State Department website, the office is tasked with promoting religious freedom as a key objective of U.S. Show More Summary

Sam Brownback: Trump's Latest Anti-LGBTQ Appointment

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Should Brownback be confirmed, he would oversee the Office of International Religious Freedom.

Trump chooses pro-life governor for religious freedom post

Sam Brownback of Kansas will head up the Office of International Religious Freedom at the State Department.

The Latest: Brownback tweets religious freedom is 'first'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plans to nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador at large for international religious freedom (all times local):

Why Religious Freedom Advocates Should Be Concerned About Sam Brownback

With Sam Brownback’s appointment as U.S. International Religious Freedom Ambassador (IRF), many religious freedom advocates

Sam Brownback Officially Leaves Kansas With the Worst Economy in the Plains

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has decided to step down from the governorship of Kansas in order to assume the vital post of ambassador at large for international religious freedom. If you’ve never heard of this position, you’re not alone. Anyway, this marks the official end of the Brownback era in Kansas. As you may recall, […]

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