Defenders of Faith and Religious Freedom in Ukraine led Letter from American Faith Leaders to Speaker Johnson

On April 18th, a group of American faith leaders led by Gary Marx, President of Defenders of Faith and Religious Freedom in Ukraine, sent a letter to Speaker Mike Johnson “urging Congress to protect religious liberty in Eastern Europe by supporting Ukraine.” The letter continues to show the growing support for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.

Recently, Speaker Johnson received similar pleas from the Ukraine Council of Evangelical Protestant Churches (March 26th) and The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Batist Convention (April 12th).

“Russian forces occupying Ukraine have been kidnapping, torturing and murdering Christian Evangelicals for their faith, and the evidence is incontrovertible,” said Gary Marx, a longtime advisor to conservative causes and an accomplished media veteran who is President of Defenders of Faith and Religious Freedom in Ukraine. “As Evangelicals, we are morally and Biblically obligated to speak up and out on their behalf – through prayer, through charitable support, and by persistently appealing to our elected leaders to provide aid to Ukrainian Christians whose lives depend on it.”

Speaker Johnson has come to the realization that our brothers and sisters in Christ are facing an uphill battle and need our support now more than ever against Vladmir Putin’s vicious invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine. The Speaker released a resolute statement in which he framed Ukraine aid as a moral imperative for the preservation of liberty in eastern Europe:

Look, history judges us for what we do. This is a critical time right now… I think that Vladimir Putin would continue to march through Europe if he were allowed. I think he might go to the Balkans next. I think he might have a showdown with Poland or one of our NATO allies. I’m willing to take personal risk for that.

Read the full letter sent to Speaker Johnson here.