The Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians and Transgendereds (ABGLT) faced scrutiny because of allegations that one of the group’s founders was being investigated for posting pro-pedophilia essays on his blog.
-- From "U.N. committee rejects homosexual group with possible pedophile link" Catholic News Agency 2/15/09
“The UK pushed hard for the group to be accepted,” [Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute] C-FAM President Austin Ruse said in a statement. “The Obama administration also voted in favor of granting official status to the group.”
According to C-FAM, the [U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)] voted against deferring a decision on AGBLT and rejected the application in a vote of eight to six. The Russian Federation, China and Pakistan were among those who voted to reject the application, while the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel were among those voting against its rejection.
The NGO [Non-Governmental Organization] committee member from Egypt urged that the committee not make a rushed decision on any group where there was even the “slightest shadow of doubt” about its involvement in pedophilia.
After the vote, the representative from the U.K. said she deeply regretted the committee’s decision and claimed the vote reinforced the view that the committee could not properly undertake its assigned work.
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