Nominee for religious liberty post ‘exceptional’

When the White House announced July 26 that President Donald Trump planned to nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for the U.S. State Department’s top religious liberty post, praise poured in from Southern Baptist religious freedom advocates.

Brownback, who is in his second term as Kansas’ governor, will be nominated as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Brownback will bring vast public service experience and a history of global religious liberty advocacy to the post.

Russell Moore, the Southern Baptist Convention’s lead religious liberty proponent, described Brownback as “an outstanding choice” who will be “an exceptional ambassador.” (Baptist Press)