The Virginia State Capitol in February. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) August 30 at 4:44 PM Mary Vought is executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund. She lives in Northern Virginia. Virginians are frustrated with the politicians and entrenched power brokers in Washington and their enablers in Richmond. As elected officials, they become accustomed to the power and trappings that elected office holds and lose sight of promises they made on the campaign trail.
The world is watching while a record number of Hong Kong residents flood the streets protesting encroachment by China into their way of life. While news coverage has rightly focused on Hongkongers’ defense of their civil liberties, the faith community should be particularly troubled about the future of Hong Kong’s religious freedoms.
Mary Vought , Opinion contributor Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 21, 2019 Religious persecution is rampant in China, and Hong Kong residents are right to fear a similar fate. We should not underestimate this threat. The world is watching while a record number of Hong Kong residents flood the streets protesting encroachment by China into their way of life.