The Commission for Human Rights and Minorities in Brazil’s lower house of parliament elected an evangelical pastor from the Christian Social party as the president. The Congressman Marco Feliciano is accused of homophobia and racism and outcries has spread to street around the country.
>> Brazil’s Human Rights Commission Bans Outsiders (The NY Times)
>> Head of Brazil’s equality body accused of homophobia and racism (The Guardian)
>> Brazil’s outrage over ‘racist’ evangelical politician (BBC News)
>> Sign the petition “No to Feliciano in the Human Rights Commission” (Avaaz)
>> Brazil’s Human Rights Commission Bans Outsiders (ABC News)
>> Pentecostal With History of Hate Speech Selected as President of Brazil’s Human Rights Body (Religion Dispatches)