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Professional Anti-LGBT Bigot Tony Perkins Appointed to U.S. Religious Freedom Commission

The independent body has a history of advancing the agenda of America's Evangelical Christian movement.

Photo Credit: Photo by Gage Skidmore / Flickr (Tony Perkins speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference)

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.

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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.