Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has joined the growing list of conservatives opposed to President-elect Donald Trump's purported pick of Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state.
Perkins, a major figure in evangelical Christian circles, voiced concern on the group's website Monday that ExxonMobil, of which Tillerson is CEO, has given money to Planned Parenthood.
ExxonMobil says it never included Planned Parenthood in its charitable giving, though it did give matching funds to the organization as part of a program to match employee giving, Politico reports.
Tillerson also was instrumental in the Boy Scouts of America admitting gay youth when he served as president of the organization from 2010 to 2012.
"The Left, which doesn't usually need a reason to oppose Trump's choices, won't find many here, since the ExxonMobil executive may be the greatest ally liberals have in the Cabinet for their abortion and LGBT agendas," Perkins wrote.
"That should be particularly alarming to conservatives, who've spent the last eight years watching the State Department lead the global parade for the slaughter of innocent unborn children and the intimidation of nations with natural views on marriage and sexuality."
Other conservatives have expressed concern over Tillerson's ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a time the country is suspected of attempting to influence the American election in Trump's favor.
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