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Dominicans Freak Out Over Obama's Gay Ambassador Pick

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Foreign Policy
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July 11, 2013

If confirmed, Brewster will be the first openly gay ambassador to the country, a prospect that is not going over well with some segments of this conservative Christian country of 9 million people. Local reports indicate that church leaders are pressuring the government to reject Brewster's nomination and calling on the faithful to dress in black on Monday in solidarity against him.

GLAAD's Monica Trasandes was able to comment on this story, which has seen the Roman Catholic Cardinal use an anti-gay slur to describe James Brewster,