The nomination of Mike Pompeo by President Donald Trump to be the next Secretary of State means that the winning just keeps coming for Trump supporters. The religious right is very positive about the nomination of Mr. Pompeo due to his past statements in support of religious freedoms around the world. David Curry, president of Open Doors USA, was very optimistic about Pompeo in this interview with CBN News.
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International religious freedom advocates are welcoming President Trump’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.
“I’m hoping Mr. Pompeo will focus on the centrality of religious liberty in our international relationships because this is a central issue that keeps popping up in all the big crisis’ around the world,” David Curry, president of Open Doors USA, told CBN News.
For more than 60 years, Curry’s group has put a spotlight on the plight of millions of people who routinely endure persecution for their faith around the world.
In a statement welcoming Pompeo’s nomination, Curry said America needs “a chief diplomat who grasps the vital importance of protecting freedom of faith around the world, recognizing that so often conflict and instability are linked to the denial and attack of fundamental freedoms.”
As examples, Curry pointed to the ongoing situations in Nigeria, Myanmar and across the Middle East as evidence of a direct correlation between attacks on religious freedom and political upheavals in these regions.
“Whether it is in northern Nigeria, or dealing with the Rohingya’s in Myanmar or ISIS, you have extremist groups, dictators, and countries that are restricting the religious freedom of their participants,” Curry said. “I’m hopeful, I’m very hopeful, Secretary Pompeo will stand up for…..
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