Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Two Appointments Made To USCIRF

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom yesterday announced two appointments to the Commission.  On May 10, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reappointed Dr. Tenzin Dorjee, who had been initially appointed to USCIRF in December 2016.  Dorjee, a Professor in Human Communications Studies at California State University, Fullerton, is also an expert on Tibetan culture.

It was also announced that on May 14, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed Tony Perkins as a Commissioner. Perkins has served as President of the Family Research Council since 2003.  Before that he served in the Louisiana legislature.  A post at Friendly Atheist Blog strongly criticizes Perkins' appointment.