Ignoring religious freedom Admin Thursday, December 8, 2011 The administration has announced that the U.S. State Department and other federal agencies will now be used to promote the rights of sexual minorities, but has allowed our International Commission on Religious Freedom to lapse. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.