The San Juan Daily Star
Pentecostal councils oppose Rivera Sierra conformation for women’s advocate
By The Star Staff
Fraternity of Pentecostal Councils of Puerto Rico President Moisés Román Díaz asked the island Senate on Tuesday not to confirm Vilmarie Rivera Sierra as women’s advocate.
“She goes to a confirmation hearing, and there she is asked a series of questions. The vast majority of the questions that had to do with answers that obviously could clearly demarcate whether she is the right person for that position, she did not answer them,” Román said in response to questions from the press.
Prior to his announcement, Román met with Rivera Sierra and said he has no doubt about her commitment to public service. However, he said he cannot support the pro-abortion discourse and the ideology of gender perspective.
“I can’t say anything against this lady in terms of her profession, in terms of her passion, in terms of her service,” Román said. “The only thing I pointed out to her, and how good that I did, was the fact that the approach she has presented to date with respect to the problem of women has only one instrument to work on.”
“With what we have heard so far, she represents a single sector,” the Pentecostal leader added. “Because she represents a sector based on her answers, we cannot agree. Their answers show that they do not represent all women.”