Religious Freedom Under the Gun
July 9, 2012
In his article in The Weekly Standard, RFP Director Thomas Farr argues that the Obama Administration has neglected the key foreign policy issue of religious freedom, with serious ramifications. Farr begins by pointing specifically to the State Department dropping its coverage of religious freedom from its annual Human Rights Report, despite a crisis of religious persecution around the world. Farr then describes in detail the lack of initiative and concern for the religious liberty issue over the course of the Obama administration, and identifies several key events that warranted greater U.S. attention.