The leader of the conservative Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, issued scathing remarks about President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of EXXON exec Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state. “The Left, which doesn’t usually need a reason to oppose Trump’s choices, won’t find many here, since the ExxonMobil executive may be the greatest ally liberals have in the Cabinet for their abortion and LGBT agendas,” said Perkins in a column appearing on his website.
 
Perkins added, “That should be particularly alarming to conservatives, who’ve spent the last eight years watching the State Department lead the global parade for the slaughter of innocent unborn children and the intimidation of nations with natural views on marriage and sexuality.”
 
Perkins pointed out that Tillerson played a key role as president of the Boy Scouts of America in accepting homosexuals. He also denounced ExxonMobil’s contributions to Planned Parenthood that matched contributions from employees. “To hear that Donald Trump may be appointing a man who not only led the charge to open the Boy Scouts to gay troop leaders but whose company directly gives to Planned Parenthood is upsetting at best,” Perkins wrote.
 
Among Tillerson’s other critics are Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who serves on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Rubio issued a statement today that said he has concerns about Tillerson’s business dealings in Russia. Russia once awarded Tillerson its  Order of Friendship. In addition, Breitbart News knocked him for his position on Common Core educational standards. Trump’s choice for secretary of education, Betsy de Vos, has also been criticized for expressing support for Common Core, which came into being during the George W. Bush administration. 

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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