Panel: WH Needs to Promote Religious Freedom

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A government panel says the Obama administration is not doing enough to promote religious freedom worldwide.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released its annual report Thursday, naming 13 countries that persecute people for their faith, including China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia.

The report criticizes the administration for failing to appoint an ambassador to promote freedom of religion around the world. It also says the White House rarely speaks out on the issue.

Congress established the commission in 1988 to advise the State Department and make policy recommendations on religous freedom.

Leo Leonard of USCIRF spoke with CBN News about the group's report and criticism of the Obama administration. Click play to watch.

 

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