Sunday, July 18, 2010

Obama Moving Gay Agenda at U.N.

The Obama administration, with only 14 congressmen (led by Rep. Barney Frank), are opposing Egypt and pushing the U.N. Economic and Social Council to accredit the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

UPDATE 7/19/10: U.N. ECOSOC accredited the "consultative status" of the homosexual advocacy NGO

-- From "US pushing UN status for gay rights group" by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press 7/16/10

The U.S.-based organization, which has offices in South Africa, Argentina and the Philippines, has been trying since 2007 to get consultative status with the council, which serves as the main U.N. forum for discussing international economic and social issues.

The organization, the U.S. government and the members of Congress believe the group's application has not been approved because it promotes gay rights.

The council, known as ECOSOC, is currently holding its high-level meeting at U.N. headquarters and the United States decided to seek approval directly from its membership.

A U.S. draft resolution circulated Friday would have ECOSOC grant the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission consultative status.

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From "U.S. Attacks Egypt Over Homosexual Rights at UN" by Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D., Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute 7/8/10

At the United Nations (UN) last month, several U.S. representatives attacked Egypt for asking for further investigation into a homosexual advocacy organization which has applied for special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council. These attacks culminated in a sharp rebuke delivered last week by U.S. ambassador Susan Rice. The actions seem to contravene President Obama’s strategy of engaging Egypt and other Muslim societies in key foreign policy aims such as Middle East peace.

Ambassador Rice then announced, “The United States Mission to the UN is, among other efforts, working to reverse an attempt by some members of the NGO [Non-Governmental Organization] Committee of the Economic and Social Council to deny UN consultative status to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.” The U.S. is planning to circumvent Egypt and the committee by bringing the matter to a vote at the upcoming ECOSOC meeting.

Rice used the occasion of the Obama administration’s celebration of “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month” to make the announcement. Rice further asserted that, “In some nations, sexual orientation is considered a crime, and punished with unspeakable violence and humiliation.” However, “sexual orientation” is generally not criminalized, and Rice did not refer to specific cases. Homosexual sex or “sodomy” is banned in nearly half of all UN member states.

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Click headlines below for previous articles:

U.N. Rejects Homosexual Group Supported by Obama

Obama Elevates Homosexuality via United Nations