Right-Wing Activist Tony Perkins Is New Chair Of Major Religious Freedom Commission - 2019-06-19
News of Perkins' new role drew a fiery response from LGBTQ rights advocates. Among those to condemn the appointment was David Stacy of the Human Rights Campaign, who called it "another weapon" in the Trump administration's "anti-LGBTQ crusade."
"Tony Perkins has devoted his career to limiting the legal rights of LGBTQ people," Stacy, who is HRC's director of government affairs, said in an email sent to HuffPost on Tuesday. "In his America, LGBTQ people would be forced to hide who they are or face criminal sanction, and their relationships would be outlawed and undermined."