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Gay Nominee For US Ambassador Criticized, Praised In Dominican Republic

posted on July 3, 2013

Ezra Fisher of The Miami Herald reports President Obama’s choice of James Brewster as ambassador to the Dominican Republic is “part of an historic class of nominees that would more than double the number of openly gay top diplomats” to have served as ambassadors. But in the heavily Catholic Dominican Republic, the choice has been met with criticism. Fisher writes, “Top members of the evangelical and Catholic churches, including the powerful Catholic cardinal, criticized Obama for a choice they say is out of touch with the country’s cultural reality.”

Read at The Miami Herald