Tony Perkins appointed to US panel on international religious freedom

May 16, 2018

By Jack Jenkins

(RNS) — Tony Perkins, the head of the conservative Christian lobbying group Family Research Council, has been appointed to a U.S. government commission dedicated to “defending the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.”

On Monday (May 14), the Congressional Record revealed that Perkins had been appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on the recommendation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission created in 1998 through the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act, and issues an annual report every May 1 on international religious freedom issues.

“I am grateful to Majority Leader McConnell for appointing me to this prestigious position. From my post at USCIRF, I look forward to doing all that I can to ensure that our government is the single biggest defender of religious freedom internationally,” Perkins, an evangelical Christian and frequent faith adviser to President Trump’s administration, said in a press release.

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2 comments on “Tony Perkins appointed to US panel on international religious freedom

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    justasec says:

    Perhaps he was inspired by Himmler’s membership on the Jewish Culture Committee?

  • Any American organisation with the words Values, Freedom, Liberty or Family in its title will almost certainly turn out to be populated by exactly this kind of bible-sucking Smiling-Nazi-In-A-Suit.

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