Brazil's Human Rights Commission bans outsiders
BRASILIA, Brazil -- The Commission for Human Rights and Minorities of the lower house of Brazil's Congress has banned the presence of outsiders from its sessions to keep out protesters demanding the resignation of its president, evangelical pastor Marco Feliciano.
The decision to hold closed sessions was taken Wednesday night.
Critics say that statements made by Congressman Feliciano of the Christian Social Party show that he is homophobic and racist. Feliciano was elected to head the commission last month.
On his Twitter page, Feliciano recently said that AIDS was a "gay cancer"... read more