U.S. Urges U.N. to Push for Global Gay Rights
By Julio Severo
After the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the U.S. government appealed on Monday for the United Nations to unite to push for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights around the world.
The U.N. Security Council, also on Monday, strongly condemned the Orlando attack, for the first time mentioning the targeting of people on the basis of sexual orientation, without condemning Islamic terrorism.
The Islamic attack gave the U.S. government the perfect excuse to work to further criminalize moral and Christian stances against the homosexual behavior in the Western nations and oppress nations like Russia, which criminalize homosexual propaganda for children and teens, but do not criminalize homosexual behavior and do not murder homosexuals. Specifically, the U.S. government has never used the U.N. system to condemn Saudi Arabia, which bans homosexual behavior and murders homosexuals.
The shooter who carried out mass shooting murder on Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. His act of terrorism stands as the deadliest such attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, when al Qaeda-trained, Saudi Muslim hijackers crashed jetliners into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing some 3,000 people.
While the U.S., under conservative President George W. Bush, used Iraq and other nations as a diversion for the Saudi Islamic attacks, today the U.S. mainstream media use other scapegoats, especially Christians, as a diversion for the Islamic attack.
“If we are united in our outrage by the killing of so many – and we are – let us be equally united around the basic premise of upholding the universal dignity of all persons regardless of who they love, not just around condemning the terrorists who kill them,” Deputy U.S. Ambassador David Pressman said in regard to the U.S. homosexual push in the U.N. after the Orlando attack.
Despite intense efforts by the United States, the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are part of only one General Assembly resolution. Pressman complained about it, saying that every year “there is a pitched fight over whether it is appropriate to include sexual orientation in that protection.” “Sexual orientation” and “gender identity” inclusions are efforts to push the gay agenda in the U.N., but these efforts fiercely opposed by pro-family groups.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has long advocated for gay rights but has faced opposition from Russia, African, Arab and Muslim states. Under Pope John Paul 2, the Vatican was also a prominent opposition. But the current pope does not seem to want to play a significant role in this opposition.
In 2014, Ban announced the United Nations would recognize all same-sex “marriages” of its staff. Russia unsuccessfully tried to overturn the move last year, with many governments supporting Russia.
In his pro-homosexuality effort, Ban has received support from the “Core LGBT Group,” a group of eleven countries committed to “concerted action” for LGBT rights. The “Core LGBT Group,” led by the U.S., is composed by the European Union, Israel and Brazil. (Brazil under Marxist President Dilma Rousseff was a loyal supporter of all homosexual and abortion causes championed by the Obama administration in the U.N.)
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and U.N. envoys from 16 countries gathered at a New York landmark gay bar Thursday to galvanize global efforts to advance LGBT rights after the Orlando attack on a gay nightclub.
The senior diplomats mostly from Europe and Latin America met to discuss new initiatives to promote homosexual rights around the world.
“We couldn’t think of a more symbolic place after the monstrous attack in Orlando to come than this one,” Power said at the Stonewall Inn, considered the birthplace of the American homosexualist movement.
Dutch Ambassador Karel van Oosterom, a member of the Core LGBT Group, called for a “worldwide global action to address this,” and said “the Core Group will be instrumental to do that.”
With the Islamic terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, the U.S. is renewing its push for the gay agenda in the U.N. without condemning Islam or Islamic terrorism.
With information from Reuters and Yahoo News.
Portuguese version of this article: EUA pressionam ONU para exigir direitos gays no mundo inteiro
Source: Last Days Watchman
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