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Trump Picks Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador JULY 2017
(I hasten to say, christianitytoday.com is currently the first item in the list returned by yahoo!.com, not my preferred "news" source.)

Let us note: This office, Dept of State (paradoxically), executive branch is NOT new. Mr Obama appointed several persons in his two terms, for example.

US Congress established the office in Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (1998). Legal challenges to federal establishment of US authority (1st Amd. prohibition) to legitimize any or all religion are unknown. The US Dept of State affirms, "promoting religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy."

Being a (nominal) convert to the Holy Roman See ("state") AND a trenchant proponent of US military hegemony, Mr. Brownback is a fit appointee.

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by Cat on Thu Oct 12th, 2017 at 04:09:31 PM EST
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