New York City’s mayor, Eric Adams, is considering former city council member Fernando Cabrera for a “faith-based” position in his administration, reports The Daily News.
It’s a move that’s drawing condemnation from LGBTQ+ advocates because of Cabera’s history of anti-LGBTQ+ views.In a video recorded while Cabrera was visiting Uganda in 2014 — during which the country passed legislation making homosexuality illegal, punishable by life in prison, and eligible for the death penalty — the pastor expressed his support for the law and made it clear he felt the country was on the right path, unlike his own.“The United States of America has put pressure; It has told Uganda, ‘We are not going to fund you anymore unless you allow gay marriage,’ and they have stood in their place.
Why? Because the Christians have assumed the place of decision-making for the nation. Abortions are illegal here — things that Christians really stand for.
Why? Because the Christians here took the opportunity to take their rightful place,” Cabrera said at the time.This new role isn’t the first Adams has considered Cabrera for in his administration.