GOP Makes Mockery Of "Religious Freedom' By Appointing Commissioners Who Advocate Religious Discrimination Of OthersQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) each made appointments to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and both chose candidates known for infringing upon others' religious freedom and fostering hate against minorities.
Boehner's pick was Robert P. George, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, a group making headlines this week for its confidential memos revealing an intent to divide racial groups and scare parents as tactics to oppose marriage equality. George has explicitly participated in the effort to paint gays and lesbians as a threat to children through the Preserve Innocence project, for which he made a video warning about President Obama's appointment of Kevin Jennings as Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools...
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