Aleksandr Herzen, the Russian writer, warned, "To shrink from saying a word in defense of the oppressed is as bad as any crime." Well, I pledge to you that America will stand up, speak out, and defend the values we share.
To those who would crush religious freedom, our message is plain: You may jail your believers. You may close their churches, confiscate their Bibles, and harass their rabbis and priests...You may forbid the name of Jesus to pass their lips. But you will never destroy the love of God and freedom that burn in their hearts.
They will triumph over you.