Perkins will be a commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent body that has a history of advancing the agenda of America's Evangelical Christian movement.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the appointment of Perkins to the USCIRF, according to a statement from FRC.
Perkins for decades has headed the Family Research Council, a far right wing faith-based organization that appears on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of active anti-gay hate groups. He and his organization have a long history of spreading false information about LGBTQ people.
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