WASHINGTON (BP)–President George W. Bush received a Southern Baptist award for his advocacy of religious freedom in a Jan. 29 presentation at the White House.
Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, presented the entityâ€™s 2006 John Leland Religious Liberty Award to Bush in the Oval Office. The ERLC gave the award to the president for â€œcourageously defending the right of all people to exercise freely their religious faith,â€ according to the framed citation.
â€œI canâ€™t think of another president in my lifetime who has done more to promote religious liberty specifically as a fundamental human right around the world thanâ€ Bush, Land told Baptist Press.
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