President Barack Obama’s nomination of Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein — director of Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and a Georgetown University professor — to serve as ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the U.S. State Department has brought with it some harsh critique.

While Baptist leaders, among others, are praising Saperstein’s selection, some critics are skeptical, citing his opposition to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and “liberal” viewpoints, as evidence that he might not be the best fit for the job.

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