Tuberville Sponsors Resolution Condemning Nicaraguan Regime Religious Persecution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville joined his colleagues in introducing a resolution to the U.S. Senate condemning the Nicaraguan government’s unjust imprisonment of pastors affiliated with Mountain Gateway Order, whose founders are from Alabama.  

Senator Tuberville is joined by U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Katie Britt (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND).

Full text of the resolution can be found here.


In recent months, the Ortega-Murillo regime has arrested 13 pastors associated with evangelical group Mountain Gateway. The pastors were targeted despite having the approval, support, and assistance of the Nicaraguan government, which has issued three additional warrants for U.S. citizens associated with the organization.

Earlier this month, Senator Tommy Tuberville joined U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Katie Britt (R-AL) in a letter to President Joe Biden calling on the administration to implement strong, targeted sanctions on Nicaragua. In their letter, the Senators write that the unjust imprisonment of these religious leaders further confirms the Ortega-Murillo regime’s corruption and coordination with the regimes in Venezuela and Cuba in an oppressive campaign of destabilization in the Western Hemisphere. The letter follows repeated and escalating violations of religious freedoms in Nicaragua, including toward Alabama Missionaries Jon Britton “Britt” and Audrey Hancock, the founders of Mountain Gateway Ministries. Senator Tuberville met with the Hancocks in February.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.