Vice President Mike Pence spoke this morning at a gathering of Christian leaders from the United States and various other countries. The first annual World Summit In Defense Of Persecuted Christians was hosted by evangelical leader Franklin Graham in Washington, D.C.
Pence opened his speech with a message from President Donald Trump:
“And I’m here on behalf of the President as a tangible sign of his commitment to defending Christians and, frankly, all who suffer for their beliefs across the wider world. I stand here today as a testament to President Trump’s tangible commitment to reaffirm America’s role as a beacon of hope and light and liberty to inspire the world. You are here from across this land and from distant others because America was and is and ever will be that shining city on a hill where men and women of faith throughout our history have been able to walk and openly worship their faith in God to the glory of God, and it will ever be true in these United States of America.”
You can watch the full speech below: