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Evangelicals Applaud Obama for Sudan Envoy Appointment

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Evangelical leaders and human rights groups applauded President Barack Obama Wednesday for naming an envoy for Sudan as the violence-wracked country faces a critical time in its history.

    In a statement, President Obama announced that his campaign adviser and close friend, retired Air Force Gen. J. Scott Gration, will serve as the special envoy to Sudan. Gration had lived in Africa as a child when his parents served as missionaries there.

    “I believe President Obama is taking the right action by appointing retired Air Force General Scott Gration as Special Envoy to Sudan,” said Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “This is a critical time in Sudan and it is important for the United States to do as much as possible to help the millions of people whose lives hang in the balance because of the ongoing crises there.

    "My prayers go out to both the President and General Gration that God would grant them wisdom as they navigate the complexities of Africa's largest nation."