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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General Counsel Michael Farris regarding Pastor Andrew Brunson’s safe return after the Turkish government had detained him and imprisoned him for almost two years:

“Today we celebrate North Carolina native Pastor Andrew Brunson’s release and safe return home from unjust detention at the hands of the Turkish government. Pastor Brunson’s deep Christian faith, his courage in the face of trial, and his sacrificial love for the people of Turkey have inspired the prayers and advocacy of people of good will all over the world. Today’s homecoming brings great joy to those who know him, and his release continues to inspire all of us who dedicate our life’s work to greater religious toleration and freedom. We are deeply grateful to the Trump administration, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and the American Center for Law and Justice for their proactive, tireless work on Pastor Brunson’s behalf and partner with them in their ongoing promotion of human rights and religious freedom both at home and abroad.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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