President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate Rabbi David Saperstein to the post of Ambassador for International Religious Freedom is drawing mixed reactions.
Saperstein has spent his career in Washington focusing on social justice and religious freedom issues as an activist in the liberal reform branch of Judaism.
Some religious freedom advocates are applauding Obama’s choice.
“(Saperstein) will be a strong advocate and voice for religious freedom around the world,” National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Anderson said.
But not everyone is pleased, particularly in light of Saperstein’s criticism of the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision. The ruling allowed some companies to opt-out of paying for contraception under Obamacare for religious reasons.
“Saperstein favors fining family business owners for their religious beliefs and forcing Americans into complicity with abortion,” the Catholic Association said in a statement.
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SOURCE: CBN News