Right-Wing Activist Tony Perkins Is New Chair Of Major Religious Freedom Commission - 2019-06-19

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F364.png Right-Wing Activist Tony Perkins Is New Chair Of Major Religious Freedom Commission June 19, 2019, Curtis M. Wong, Huffington Post

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) first appointed the Oklahoma native in 2018. His term as the group's chair will be effective for one year.

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."

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{{cite news | first = Curtis M. | last = Wong | title = Right-Wing Activist Tony Perkins Is New Chair Of Major Religious Freedom Commission | url = https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/tony-perkins-commission-on-international-religious-freedom_n_5d0a294ce4b0e560b70c5062 | work = Huffington Post | date = June 19, 2019 | accessdate = August 11, 2019 }}