Professional Anti-LGBT Bigot Tony Perkins Appointed to U.S. Religious Freedom Commission
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has just been appointed to a two-year term on a federal government commission tasked with investigating and reporting on international religious freedoms violations.
Perkins will be a commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent body that has a history of advancing the agenda of America's Evangelical Christian movement.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the appointment of Perkins to the USCIRF, according to a statement from FRC.
Perkins for decades has headed the Family Research Council, a far right wing faith-based organization that appears on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of active anti-gay hate groups. He and his organization have a long history of spreading false information about LGBTQ people.