Trump 'will never stop fighting' for Christians, says Pence

U.S. President Donald Trump will "never stop fighting" for Christians and for the values that make America great, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

(REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst)Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence holds a joint news conference with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) following a House Republican party conference meeting in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2016.

On June 10, Pence spoke to Christian conservatives gathered at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference held at Washington, D.C. He assured them that the president is "fighting hard" for them, emphasizing his conservative cabinet picks and his decision to drop out of the Paris Climate Accords, The Christian Post detailed.

"Under President Trump, America stands with Israel," Pence added, to the applause of the crowd.

In addition, Pence reiterated the Trump administration's stance against any form of religious persecution overseas and vowed to do their all to fight this problem. As for the situation in the United States, the vice president said the restrictions on free speech for churches and other places of worship are starting to be loosened.

Moreover, Pence highlighted Trump's move to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which blocked the government from funding abortion providers in other countries. Last month, he expanded this policy to include $9 billion worth of foreign aid.

"And when President Trump signs a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare we will defund Planned Parenthood once and for all," said Pence.

Earlier this month, Pence appeared before 1,300 delegates of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and talked about the situation of persecuted Middle East Christians. He reiterated Islamic State's atrocities as acts of genocide and called for an end to the exodus of believers from the cradle of their faith, The Christian Post said in a separate report.

Towards the end of his speech, Pence highlighted religious freedom as the Trump administration's "foreign policy priority." He then urged the faithful American Catholics to consider the president as an ally to them and to the other most vulnerable people in the country including the unborn.

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