Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, called on Congress to reverse its appointment of Tony Perkins to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, saying:

“It’s sadly not surprising in a week in which the White House has stood alongside hate mongers, that a Congress that has sought to enshrine a version of religious liberty that preferences one brand of religion over all the others has named a person who leads a literal hate group to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Family Research Council, under the leadership of Tony Perkins, pushes to legalize discrimination under the guise of religious freedom. Perkins and the FRC are on the front line of perpetuating anti-Muslim bigotry and an anti-LGBTQ ideology that has been proven time and again to be harmful to LGBTQ Americans. Congress must reverse today’s appointment. Anything less is an affront to the U.S. Constitution, damaging the separation between religion and government at the expense of both.”

Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.