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Posted on 10/13/2018 2:39:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
FULL TITLE: Pastor Brunson Immediately Expressed His Gratitude With Display of Patriotism After Being Freed From Turkey
After Pastor Andrew Brunson was released from Turkey following two years of detainment, he expressed his gratitude in the most patriotic way even before he touched down on American soil.
Before the pastor landed at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington, D.C., on Saturday, his plane made a stop in Germany on Friday to refuel. While there, he and his wife were greeted by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell, who presented Brunson with a folded American flag.
The pastor, moved by the gesture, took Old Glory into his hands an planted a thankful kiss on the flag.
I welcomed Pastor Brunson & his wife to Germany on their refueling stop, Grenell later tweeted, recalling the touching moment. Hes almost home thanks to @realDonaldTrump. When I presented him with the US flag, he immediately kissed it. Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 13, 2018
A longtime resident of Turkey, the pastor was arrested in 2016 following an unsuccessful coup attempt in the country. He was accused of aiding the movement and was indicted on charges of having contact with Kurdish separatists deemed terrorists by both Turkey and the U.S.
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Pretty much wraps up the Evangelical Christian vote.
His wife is a pretty bright cookie too.
He had our votes before this, believe me.
I agree, but the Pastors release and publicity is an important reminder to Evangelicals that it is urgent for them to get out and vote.
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