Questions arise about stands taken by Obama nominee to religious-freedom post
Catholic World News - August 01, 2014
The man nominated by President Obama to be the US ambassador-at-large for religious freedom has taken public stands directly opposed to those of the US Catholic bishops on key religious-freedom issues.
Rabbi David Saperstein, the White House choice to the international assignment, voiced public dismay over the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case, and supported legislation that would have effectively reversed the decision.
Rabbi Saperstein was named this week for the religious-freedom position, which had been vacant for nine months. The previous ambassador, Susan Johnson Cook, resigned last October. She had held the post since 2011. The White House had earlier come under heavy criticism from religious-freedom advocates for failing to nominate any ambassador to the position during the first 18 months of the Obama administration.
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