Jun 20 2018
WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released a letter supporting the Falun Gong, a banned religion in China whose followers are routinely persecuted, even to the point of death, for their religious beliefs. Sen. Lee is a consistent advocate of religious freedom at home and internationally, and the letter will be read at a rally supporting followers of the Falun Gong being held at the U.S. Capital today. Similar rallies are being held across the country today.
The letter reads, in part:
“I applaud the efforts of each of you who continue to raise awareness of the plight of the practitioners of the Falun Gong, and I condemn the actions of the Chinese government. No person should have to fear repercussions for the faith they choose to practice, and we join in voicing support for your efforts to protects the innocents being persecuted.”