Brownback sees ‘Iron Curtain moment’ looming on religious freedom

By John L. Allen Jr. | Crux

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Exuding rare optimism in a world in which widespread disregard for religious freedom usually seems just par for the course, U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback on Friday insisted that he sees an “Iron Curtain moment” right around the corner.

“It’s like we busted through the gate, we’ve busted the barrier down, but now you’ve got to keep running,” Brownback said.

“I really like that we’re at a moment for a new burst of freedom,” he said, speaking at an event at the Senate’s Dirksen Office Building.