Evangelicals are raising their brows after President Trump decided to keep Randy Berry as the State Department’s leading LGBT diplomat. President Obama appointed Berry to be the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, a job specifically created to fight discrimination against gay rights in the U.S. and around the world.

The Family Research Council has pushed repeatedly to remove LGBT activists from the State Department, calling their ideas “anti-family” and “anti-life.” Tony Perkins, head of the council, calls Trump’s choice “a disappointing development.” “Keeping Berry only signals to the world that the extreme agenda of the Obama years is still deeply entrenched in the State Department,” Perkins said. READ MORE