US President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
This week President Trump issued a proclamation that was filled with some profound quotes about faith and freedom, intended to reaffirm America’s mission to end religious persecution worldwide.
The proclamation was issued to mark the 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, a British priest and archbishop who was killed for his faith, for standing up for religious liberty.
President Trump stated, “Thomas Becket’s death serves as a powerful and timeless reminder to every American that our freedom from religious persecution is not a mere luxury or accident of history, but rather an essential element of our liberty. It is our priceless treasure and inheritance. And it was bought with the blood of martyrs.”