The U.S. will no longer ignore injustice…
That’s what the new “Pence Doctrine” says … and it could change the world for the better.
But the biased media … the State Department “Deep State” … and foreign governments hate it … and are at war against the new policy.
When I was at the U.S. State Department with 350 participants from 80 countries, an Evangelical Presbyterian pastor from North Carolina – Andrew Brunson – was one of the hottest topics of discussion.
Because Vice President Mike Pence – and others – called Turkey on the carpet for falsely imprisoning this pastor and violating his religious freedom.
Both the Deep State within the U.S. government – and governments around the world – are beginning to understand that protecting and defending religious liberty is a top priority with President Trump and Vice President Pence.
Pence said just weeks ago that economic sanctions against Turkey would begin if President Erdogan refused to respect religious liberty and free Pastor Brunson.
Brunson, who has dedicated the past 25 years of his life to ministering in Turkey – both as a pastor and as a humanitarian – has been incarcerated since October 2016 on unsubstantiated and false terrorism and espionage charges.
He was recently released to house arrest … but still faces false criminal charges…
And those who are prosecuting him want him sentenced to 35 years behind bars.
They want to silence him because of his Christian beliefs…
And they want to treat U.S. diplomatic efforts to free him as if it’s a hostage negotiation…
They want the U.S. to extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen – whom Turkey blames for the failed coup attempt against the Erdogan government in 2016 – in exchange for Pastor Brunson’s freedom.
But that’s not how President Trump responds to blatant religious oppression…
He imposed economic sanctions and tariffs on Turkey … which have already plunged the economy into chaos…
The Turkish currency immediately fell by 14% against the U.S. dollar.
How did Turkey respond?
They doubled down … a Turkish court recently rejected Brunson’s appeal to have his house arrest and travel ban lifted.
A higher court will review the lower court’s decision to reject the appeal…
Please pray that the higher court will do the right thing … reverse the decision of the lower court … and free Pastor Brunson so he can return to the U.S.
The consequences of Turkey’s unbridled religious oppression will severely impact the entire country … it’s already having a nationwide impact.
Watch this video about the effects the emerging Trump/Pence doctrine is having on Turkey (2 ½ minutes): http://video.foxnews.com/v/5822533771001/?playlist_id=940325739001#sp=show-clips
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